I am a man who believes in love, the love of God. My pieces try to represent this way of seeing the world, nature, people, everything from an optimistic, loving and over all happy vision.
Christian Jan Bakker was born on November 28, 1969 in Quito, Ecuador. His higher studies were carried out at the University of Georgia in the United States. He obtained a Master Business Administration (MBA) at IDE Ecuador and a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability Leadership at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He attended Sustainability courses at Harvard University (United States), IESE (Spain) and others. He was Vice President of Sustainability at PRONACA for 25 years, the largest food and agriculture company in Ecuador. This work has allowed him to be part of several humanitarian associations such as: The World Business Consul for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Global Compact, an initiative of the United Nations among others.
Bakker studied art in Ecuador and in the United States at The Art Students League and MOMA Museum, New York.
He has presented exhibitions in his home country in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil, Ibarra and Otavalo and internationally he has been in different parts of the United States such as Aventura, Palm Beach in Miami, Florida, West Palm located in San Diego, California, The Hamptons and New York City. In Europe he has had the opportunity to exhibit in Portugal and Madrid. Currently his works are exhibited in different galleries around the world such as The Collector’s Club Art Gallery.
Christian Bakker (Quito, 1969) is an artist with a very personal sense of creativeness; emancipated from the seduction of trends, he paints with a personal optic, making emphasis in chromatics. His excitement and inspiration merge highly in aesthetical terms.
His art is fresh, based on formal simplification in order to get the best luminous quality of underlying shapes; this is even further than inmediate perception.
In his artistic work, Bakker exhibits an enormous technical skill, producing various metric vibrations.
Which implies a wide range of tonal values.
It is a worth to say that Christian is a painter that expresses his style with no mysteries. Bakker’s paintings portray joy that comes from colors filled with nuances that overflow his palette.
He says to be a man who simply believes in love and God’s love and also says that his painting is his way to see the world and the human being from a more optimistic point of view.
This is Christian Bakker’s philosophical thinking, a painter from Quito, who expresses art from through showing hus passion towards surrealism, nature, light and inner peace. Such deep metaphysic framework is the perfect setting for Christian’s paintings and hee brings to life all his art by keeping a chromatic balance and keeping the perfect mount of lights.
Bakker has mastered different techniques which allows him to portray several aesthetic designs using shapes and space, that take us to space full metaphors and movement. His paitings can speak for themeselves, and they can also express a captivating inner faith.
That is Christian Bakker’s astonishing and passionate work, someone who knows very well that art is the conscience of man, his relationship with the universe, and the mysteries of life. This very talented artist from Quito does a great job at showing that all his work is fully immersed in these mysteries.