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.