Painting by American Artist Casey Baugh
Casey Baugh Early Years:
Casey Baugh is an American figurative portrait artist (born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia). Baugh’s paintings can be described as narrative impressionistic realism. Casey Baugh is specializing in oil paint and charcoal. Furthermore, His paintings are described as narrative impressionistic realism.
Baugh’s earliest art instruction came at the age of four from his father and aunt who were artists by hobby. By the age of 13, Baugh was producing and selling work professionally. At age 14, he won his first regional competition and at age 17, he had won his first national competition.
In the spring of 2004, he conducted his first workshop at the Village Arts of Putney in Vermont. When he was only 21 years old, Baugh began showing in galleries and after four years of studying with artist Richard Schmid.
He had his first solo show at age 25. Baugh studied personally under artist and author Richard Schmid for 4 years before having his first solo exhibition in New York City at age 25.
Casey Baugh Professional Evolution
In November 2008 Baugh’s painting titled “Erubescent” was featured on the cover of American Art Collector Magazine along with a powerful 4-page artist profile in the issue.
At 26 years of age, Casey Baugh was established as a major name in the ever growing “Bridge Art” movement of artists. An innovative category of artists known for challenging the boundaries of representational art with their unique fusion of traditional painting techniques and contemporary approach and perspectives.
He is best known for his application of dramatic and cinematic quality of lighting and attitudes for his figurative paintings and charcoals.
Baugh has maintained a heavy hand in the education of arts, producing numerous instructional video tutorials DVDs since 2000. Indeed, his unique methods of teaching in painting workshops across The United States since 2004 and internationally.
Fractured Faces Exhibition
The ‘Fractured Faces’ series explores human perspective. This is done by the juxtaposition of softly portrayed beauty underneath harsh textures and intense color. The opposing forces throw the eye into an almost conflicted mindset that amplifies each part. The viewer is forced to choose which path to take but has nowhere to rest in the middle all the while feeling both possibilities. All of this represents human perspective and the idea that no matter how beautiful or serene a scenario, there is an equal and opposing situation that is just as likely lying just on the surface.
Baugh currently paintngs and resides in New York City and is a member of Arcadia Contemporary.
He has made several television appearances and won numerous awards. Thus, he has been featured on the covers of many publications, including:
- The Artist’s Magazine
- American Artist‘s Magazine
- American Art Collector.
- Baugh was also included as one of 75 artists in American Artist Magazine’s “75 Greatest Artists of All Time” 75th anniversary issue.
Baugh’s art has evolved over time to become more narrative. Though still maintaining figures as his prime subject matter, he is telling more stories, and his series and exhibits are becoming more thematic.
Also, On a constant quest to push new boundaries, he is persistent in experimenting with his inspirations and artistic translations, pursuing more complicated compositions and achieving grander shows.
Experience with electrical engineering as well as video and movie-making has attributed greatly in his use of props, set building, lighting, and translates to the overall harmony of his visual layouts.
“The profound similarities between Baugh’s painted world and our own have the potential to unsettle and awaken us, as viewers, to a more vivid reality than we currently experience, and to freshly recognize the “static” that interferes with our ability to connect with one another and live meaningfully. ” ─ Jeffrey Carlson Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today
His paintings have been exhibited in galleries world wide in both solo and group shows. The coverage of his October, 2013 solo exhibit “Static” being the most extensive to date.