Owl
Artist
Baechler, Donald
Title
Owl
Technique
etching
aquatint
Date
1991
Dimensions
40.6cm height x 28.0cm width
Type
print
Accession Number
2021.16.6
Collection
Permanent Collection
Gift of Ron Aloni
Born in Hartford, Connecticut 1956 | Lives and works in New York City, USA Donald Baechler's media is stamped, silk-screened, projected, drawn, painted, printed, or collaged onto surfaces. Known for his innovative technique, Baechler creates his paintings' surface structure by attaching layer after layer of images together by aligning, painting, and fusing the pictorial elements. He does so utilizing different methods, including varying painting techniques, collage, and printmaking/graphic art. The motifs' strikingly simple descriptions coalesce with nuanced layers of expert technique. The imagery in his works references the American pop-art tradition and is informed as well by Art Brut. However, the images that he chooses from countless sources ultimately contain societal relevance: Baechler's works explore the language of cultural symbols.