London based artist Charming Baker is on to something. His art work is thought provoking and straight on with its commentary on ‘human nature.’ Rooted deep within us all is a desire to understand and be understood–not just as an individual but as a species. This is what I feel Baker is on to: better retrospective overall understanding–with a humorous twist. What drives us? What makes us unique? Baker will tell us. Lust, greed, aggression, any of the other pit falls of human existence. As a writer, I appreciate his titles which are as clever as his artwork. Here they are in order of appearance. Intelligence is no match for adaptability, the overachievers, beware trying to impress members of the opposite sex, just another god I don’t believe in, mothers’ milk nourishes heros as well as murderers, the curator has a master plan and forms that don’t lend themselves to intimacy.
by Martha Raymond