I Want to Talk About You
This exhibition of Joa Baldinger's tetraptych "I want to talk about you" was on view June through December 2010. Inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder's film "Beware of a Holy Whore," the four paintings that constitute the work could be seen as abstracted film stills plotting out a mysterious scenario.
Baldinger's broad textured strokes, highly nuanced in their simplicity, play with density, luminosity and, most strikingly, color... "I want to talk about you" was preceded by another related but separate series of Baldinger's paintings, "Burning is Being in the Truest Sense," also inspired by film and the theater of daily life in 2009.
Burning is Being in the Truest Sense
American artist Joa Baldinger's recent oil on copper panel series, Burning Is Being In the Truest Sense, conjures a painterly world derived from a variety of sources: film, television, and photography, as well as direct observances of the theater of daily life. Baldinger highlights the complexity of human existence, both the convoluted liaisons and quotidian details that are inherent in being.