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Fair Director’s Pick: Derek David Baron

As part of our ongoing series highlighting exceptional artists showing in The Other Art Fair Dallas, we asked Dallas Fair Director Nicole Garton to select the artists she is most excited for people to discover. This week, she shares her insights into her latest pick.

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Fair Director’s Pick for the Week of December 3

Derek David Baron

Derek David Baron is an American artist, based in North Texas, whose paintings explore memories from his childhood, everyday objects, and passing emotions. As Derek says, he “[loves] the challenge of physically translating a feeling onto a canvas.” Though seemingly simple in composition, the sparseness of Derek’s works belies a complexity hidden in layers of paint, as if, like fossils, most lie hidden from view while a few may be discovered poking through a thin layer to be discovered at last.

Blind by Derek David Baron | $3,710

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As Nicole forms her recommendations, she is considering key aspects of an artist’s work that demand special recognition—whether it be a fully articulated style that is unique and arresting, a mastery of technical skill that reveals an uncommon talent, or a strong underpinning of ideas that is fresh and provocative. It is our hope this this series will help you discover an artist whose works you really love.

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