Considering Art Podcast – Glen Baxter, artist of the absurd

Glen Baxter talks about the inspirations for his absurdist drawings whose captions offer incongruous intellectual observations on art and philosophy. He talks about his early obsession with comics and cowboys, how he was captivated by Surrealism at art school, how America and Europe first took to his brand of humour, his struggle as a stammerer and how lockdown has been a fertile ground for his oeuvre

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Glen Baxter – Unflinchingly Gamboge

“I’m a total believer in absolute nonsense. The absurdity of life is my single goal.” So says artist Glen Baxter whose latest exhibition has just opened at London’s  Flowers Gallery in Cork Street. Its very title is appropriately absurd. Gamboge is a yellow pigment that Buddhist monks use to dye their robes. Put it next to the wonderful word “unflinchingly” and you get what he calls “a little explosion”. 

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