Andrew Baron: Backstory

Andrew Baron, Bag, oil on panel,  64 x 48 inches (courtesy of the artist)
Final Destinations oil on canvas 48 x 72 inches | Andrew Baron, Bag, oil on panel, 64 x 48 inches (courtesy of the artist)

As part of the Backstory series, Andrew Baron reflects on his work. Baron's solo exhibition Welcome Fellow Travelers is on view at R.Jampol Project(s), New York through May 10, 2015.

After years of incorporating text in his paintings, Baron writes that in his recent work: "I abandoned the use of text in my painting, but not without some sacrifice. The text pieces had a factual coolness that my current work lacks. The current works have an emotional content that is a bit less dry, making their execution more straightforward, if no less difficult. They also may be more difficult to decode. But that’s something that I can live with (for now)."