Donald Baechler

Donald Baechler examines our relationship to visual language as well as the cultural construction of representation in his layered compositions and sculptures.

 

Throughout his prominent career, Baechler has remained committed to a universal, animated aesthetic with particular emphasis on quality of line, form, and balance. His pieces typically include a central iconic image that interacts with assorted collaged and painted background elements to create a diverse compilation of icons, which Baechler uses to imply simple, childlike visual connections. Critics have stated that Donald Baechler's work "places him in the painterly tribe of Twombly, Ryman, Rauschenberg, and Schwitters."