Steve Baylis

Steve  Baylis
Using cold wax and oil, Vancouver artist Steve Baylis creates mosaics of gleaming colour. The complex depth of his painting is not arrived at through illusion but is rather built on the surface bit by bit. Baylis’ montage of particles adjust on visual whims, as the pigments play together and reveal a multitude of compositions. The effect results in paintings that breathe with limitless individual fragments, congealing in a eukaryotic whole. In their absence of narrative content, the works become spaces for reflection. Baylis offers suggestions on how to enter the paintings through the titles. Evoking a sense of spirituality, the words are psycho-social and bodily, and refer back to the act of repetitively painting these works. In pursuing this practice obsessively, as all abstract painters must, Baylis circles the intangible subject of the self – and through his labour, attempts to illustrate the essence of consciousness as a formless and radiant dance.
Featured Piece
Steve  Baylis Conscious Impulses

Conscious Impulses
- Oil and Cold Wax on Panel
48 x 48 in
121 x 121 cm


Steve  Baylis Conscious Impulses
Conscious Impulses
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel  
48 x 48 in
121 x 121 cm
Steve  Baylis Cathartic Momentum
Cathartic Momentum
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel  
48 x 48 in
121 x 121 cm
Steve  Baylis Directed Reality
Directed Reality
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel  
30 x 30 in
76 x 76 cm
Steve  Baylis Disruption of Declination
Disruption of Declination
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel  
48 x 48 in
121 x 121 cm
Steve  Baylis Enduring Dissolution
Enduring Dissolution
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel  
30 x 30 in
76 x 76 cm
Steve  Baylis Indication of Serendipity
Indication of Serendipity
Oil and Cold Wax on Panel  
48 x 48 in
121 x 121 cm
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