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 Bakker was born in Quito, Ecuador. His higher studies were done at the at the University of Georgia in the United States. Bakker obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from IDE Ecuador and a Postgraduate degree in Leadership in Sustainability from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. He has taken several courses in Sustainability from the Harvard University (United States), IESE (Spain), and others. He was Vice President of Sustainability for 25 years in PRONACA, the biggest food and agricultural company in Ecuador. This job has allowed him to be part of several humanitarian associations such as: The World Business Consul for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Global Pact, an initiative from the United Nations among others.
Bakker studied art in Ecuador and the United States at the The Art Students League and MOMA Museum in New York. He has presented exhibits in his home country in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Otavalo and internationally he has been in New York, San Diego, Portugal and Madrid. Currently his works are exhibited in different galleries around the world.
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.