THE BARAN STUDIO
Life Still Beautiful Installation (2017) Latex balloons over wooden frame 110" x 95" in Air and Water the two elements that make life. With latex and plastics as my vehicle to expression I trap this air in balloons and floats in bold celebrations of summer as if I have saved life within. As the air goes so goes the life. The bold inflated colors now become darker and shadowed, no less beautiful just shaded and textured as lifelessness leaves you with an entirely new emotion. The pool floats in spoiled summer shapes and colors represent the other essential element of life, which is water. They seem to be trapped by the air around them yet maintain afloat from the air within. This installation will change and flow with the loss of air casting a variety of emotions like an evolving tapestry of dissolving pleasure and all along the way life still beautiful.
Free The Nipple, 2017 Oil on canvas 36" x 36" x 1.3" in 91.4 x 91.4 x 3.3 cm Contact gallery © Martin Baran Flamingo, 2017 Oil on canvas 36" x 36" x 0.8" in 91.4 x 91.4 x 2 cm Contact gallery © Martin Baran Free The Plug, 2017 Oil on canvas 36" x 36" x 0.8" in 91.4 x 91.4 x 2 cm Contact gallery © Martin Baran