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Myka Baum

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Degree: MA Print
University: Royal College of Art London
Graduation Year: 2017

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Baum makes fresh and invigorating connections with an increasingly ignored nature. The young artist was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2009, where the judges included Ellen Gallagher, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Stezaker and Wolfgang Tillmans, who reviewed over 10,000 slides and hundreds of videos to bring together the showcase of contemporary talent. Baum’s ‘Lunar Mare’ series received high praise from Wolfgang Tillmans himself: "It’s a very specific vision-it’s definitely something I have never seen before and it is an achievement."

Furthermore, Myka’s work followed on to be selected for long-term display at Arts Council England alongside only 9 other recent New Contemporaries.

Artist Statement

I'm an visual artist living and working in London. After a decade in Logistics Management I escaped from the office to study for a BA in Fashion Product Management (2004) where I discovered art. I became a keen photographer and I went on to study on the Postgraduate Certificate in Photography at Central Saint Martins (2009) which resulted in my Lunar Mare series being selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 09. I have exhibited at Café Park Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe, Photofusion, Cornerhouse, and APT gallery amongst others and am currently in my final term of postgraduate study at the Royal College of Art on the Print pathway. I work with a variety of processes including photography, printmaking and installation, often involving natural phenomena in the making of my work. Central to my practice is the fragility of nature. I am interested in how we have become so disconnected both from nature and from our animal being. My work is largely informed by my deep engagement with and close observation of nature and draws heavily on the studies and writings of Darwin and Goethe. I am driven to ‘feel my way intellectually into the inner heart of a thing to locate what is unique and inexpressible in it’ (Henri Bergson) and to make this visible through my work. Key sources of inspiration have been Daro Montag, Janet Lawrence, Ackroyd & Harvey, herman de vries, Tim Knowles and Helen Chadwick to name but a few. An ongoing investigation into the point at which nature becomes an image is manifested through transformative production processes. Centred on a microbiology of growing and developing living and rotting matter, which become implicated onto the surface of the image. Processes have included corrosion of film under compost, corrosion of prints in saltwater and planting crops into and through photographic prints. These processes are captured using ancient and modern methods such as Cyanotypes, Lumen Prints and Digital Photography.

Original works:

Worm Action / 4 minutes 10 sec...

By Myka Baum

£290

Worm Action / 6 minutes 22 sec...

By Myka Baum

£290

Worm Action / 9 minutes

By Myka Baum

£290

Worm Action / 2 Minutes 35 Sec...

By Myka Baum

£290

Worm Action / 2 minutes 57 sec...

By Myka Baum

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Worm Action / 3 minutes 17 sec...

By Myka Baum

£290

Tidal Waves 00:43 hrs

By Myka Baum

£490

Mare Undarum - Sea of Waves

By Myka Baum

£400

Mare Anguis - Serpant Sea

By Myka Baum

£300

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Mare Undarum - Sea of Waves

By Myka Baum

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Tidal Waves 00:35

By Myka Baum

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Tidal Waves 00:35 (round)

By Myka Baum

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Cosmos 1

By Myka Baum

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Flower Studies | Coreopsis 1 ...

By Myka Baum

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Flower Studies | Salvia Amista...

By Myka Baum

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Flower Studies | Lavender 1

By Myka Baum

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Defying Gravity | Tidal Waves ...

By Myka Baum

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From the Frying Pan Into the F...

By Myka Baum

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Trials & Tribulations

By Myka Baum

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Lunacy | Suicidal

By Myka Baum

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Lunacy | Split Personality

By Myka Baum

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Mare Anguis - Serpent Sea

By Myka Baum

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Mare Fecunditatis - Sea of Fer...

By Myka Baum

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Rotten Study 1

By Myka Baum

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Global Breakdown

By Myka Baum

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Tidal Waves 00:35 hrs

By Myka Baum

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