Waffle finger, 2023
Expansion concrete, Tinted mortar, Popcorn ceiling, Coal slag, Foam, Arabescato marble, Cement
2" x 8" x 8"
*Please note: This work will be available for pick up following the end of the exhibition, December 16, 2023. Local pick up suggested. Shipped works may come disassembled, packed, and ready to be plated!
Brian Bailey is a sculptor and designer whose creative journey has taken him from the halls of academic excellence to the prestigious art galleries of the United States and Europe. His work is a compelling fusion of fine and culinary arts, exploring the intriguing connections and intersections between these seemingly distinct worlds. Brian earned his Bachelor's degree with a concentration in sculpture from the Atlanta College of Arts. He honed his craft over six years in Atlanta and developed a unique artistic perspective. Continuing his pursuit, Brian moved to Chicago to further his studies. He obtained his Master's in design from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This academic journey allowed him to refine his artistic vision and delve deeper into the world of design.
Brian's art acts as a profound commentary on the shared sensibility of culinary and fine arts. His sculptures bridge the gap between these two disciplines, shedding light on the commonalities in technique, traditions, and materiality. Through his work, he invites viewers to reconsider their perceptions of what constitutes art and beauty, challenging the boundaries between the visual and the gastronomic. Brian Bailey is not just an artist but a boundary-pusher and bridge-builder between art forms. His work is a testament to the power of creativity to transcend conventional boundaries and open new avenues of exploration. Brian invites us to see the world through a fresh lens with each sculpture, where fine arts and culinary arts converge to create something truly extraordinary.