George Hill-bakers interests lie in characteristics of gravity and the presence of worlds beyond our own. With a keen interest in the sky and what lies out of reach, he reflects upon the avoidance of earthly confinement, showing a disdain for bodily limitation and one’s compulsory residence on the planet.

 

Hill-Baker recognises himself as a wonder junkie. He takes influence from the work of the late cosmologist Carl Sagan as well as other awe addicted artists who use gravity as a medium. Evoking both the hopeful and the melancholy, his work merges themes of child-like aspiration and parental realism to produce otherworldly environments.  

 

In George’s work, hands are often used to reference the presence of a human being, such as a speculative pilot or passenger riding within the confines of his structures. Colour gradients and perspective are used to create scale and depth while objects associated with ascension such as balloons or feathers are prominent.

 

Hill-Baker works in sculpture and digital drawing

 

 

Education

 

 

2017, Wimbledon College of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts : Painting, (First Class Honours)

2014, Leeds College of Art, Foundation Diploma In Art & Design

 

 

 

Awards & Residencies 

 

 

2017-18 Into the Wild -  Chisenhale Artplace mentoring programme, Selected participant 

2017, Contemporary Visions 8, Beers Gallery - Shortlisted 

2017, Jonathan Harvey Studio Award - Shortlisted

 

Exhibitions

 

 

2019, Out Of My Mind I, Sasoon Gallery, London

 

2018, ArtTapei, Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition, Taiwan

2018, A Wild View, Chisenhale Art Place, London 

2018, If you're not in one you're in the other, Holdrons Arcade, Co-curator and exhibitor, London

 

2017, Glutted, Grove Green Space, London

2017, Raise All Spirits 2p, Mr. Tears Social Club, Co-curator and exhibitor, London

2017, Behind Bars, The Old Police Station, Co-curator and exhibitor, London

2017, 109 Nails, The Copeland Gallery, Co-curator and exhibitor, London

 

2016, A Brief Exchange, Harts Lane, London

2016, SpolierRoom, Buster Mantis, Curator and exhibiter, London

2016, FIND THE START, The Copeland Gallery, London

2016, It’s A Pleasure, The Greyhound Gallery, London

2015, Sirens, The Copeland Safe House,  London

 

 

 

Press

 

2018, ArtMazeMag, Winter edition, Issue 6, pg 94-95, Selected by Kristian Day

 

 

 

Teaching

 

2020, Painting Technician, Wimbledon College of Art

2018, Drawing workshop, Westminster University, Co-tutor to Louise Ashcroft

 

 

 

Curatorial & Studio Assistance

 

2020, Simon Collins, Gvild, London

2019, Dr Zoe Mendelson, Purity, Danger, Dirty rearranger, Lewisham Arthouse, London

2018, Andrew Salgado, Space Studios, London

2017, Ian Monroe, Facebook Commission, Facebook HQ, London

2017, Dr Zoe Mendelson, Chisenhale Studios London

2016, Geraint Evans, The Flat Pack Sessions, Delta House Studios, London 

 

 

 

 

Texts

 

 

2017, Gravitation – An exploration into the physical, metaphorical and communicative uses of flying,

floating and falling.

2017, Studio Chatter, The Transcripts, (In collaboration with Adam Inglis)