Baron Dixon - Fine Artist

Baron Dixon

Phoenix, AZ - United States








Baron Dixon

Phoenix, AZ - United States

Baron Dixon - Fine Artist

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June 30th, 2010







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About Baron Dixon

Like many artists you'll find here, I work in a variety of styles and genres, so you will find a broad spectrum of work in my galleries--something for everyone. It ranges from photorealism to stylized cubism, from romantic to silly, from the everyday to the strange, from the cute to the macabre.

The bread-&-butter of my work has been what I call 'Neo-Catism', an intentionally pretentious name for a satirical style of 'modern' art centered around cats and their wacky behavior. These originally started out as a joke back in my college days, when I was lampooning the aesthetic ethics of the so-called 'modern' artists in my classes who deliberately made crap--and ONLY crap--and walked around with their noses in the air as if they were on the cutting edge of contemporary art. The joke got a lot of laughs....but it also backfired on me--in a good way (although I didn't realize it at the time!): Collectors started buying and requesting those pieces. Galleries would request them. Clients would commission custom paintings from me featuring their cats in my style. My first one-man show was of the Neo-Catist body of work (but I tucked in a couple of realistic cat paintings just to let the public know that I could paint 'serious' art. Really. They asked in so many words). I am pleased not to be able to offer these images as giclee prints here at FAA and have been creating very-high-resolution files to ensure high-quality reproductions for my collectors. It is my hope that these paintings will bring you a smile, as well as brighten up your home and office. If you want a custom personalized painting from me, please don't hesitate to contact me and we'll begin the fun process of making that happen for you.

Along with realistic paintings of scenes, objects, and portraits of pets and people, you will find a body of work called, incidentally, 'BODIES of Work' which is a slowly growing collection of large canvases featuring large female nudes, harkening back to the models more commonly painted by the Old Masters, but with a more contemporary feel. They are a celebration of full-figured fleshy femmes in oils or acrylics, rendered with beauty and sensual dignity, and a motion toward pushing the envelope of the literally 'narrow-minded' ideal of beauty in our society.

On the other end of the spectrum you'll find some of my darker art of monstrous apparitions and the skeletal remains of rather specious species of creatures. The 'Nightmare Photos' are a fun exercise in digital photography of close-ups of textures in urban decay. Many of these would make for great Halloween greeting cards!

I enjoy reading your comments, and I will always eventually respond. I do listen to my viewers. And if you really enjoy a piece, please vote it up and/or favorite it. I often reciprocate this courtesy for those who take the time to comment.

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