1. Glen BAXTER
    "The dealer helped me pick up this stunning early Baxon at auction" explained the connoisseur, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    20,86 x 31,10 in
  2. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    20,86 x 31,10 in

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  3. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    20,86 x 31,10 in
  4. Glen BAXTER
    Tous les weekends on m'expédiait chez mes grand-parents, 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    31,10 x 20,86 in
  5. Glen BAXTER
    "Just drop that vowel nice and easy, Perec !" warned the Sheriff, 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 53 cm / 31,10 x 20,86 in
  6. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    20,86 x 31,10 in
  7. Glen BAXTER
    La nuit on récitait à tour de rôle chaque troisième phrase dans impressions d'Afrique de Raymond Roussel, 2014
    Ink and pencil on paper
    31,10 x 20,86 in
  8. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2014
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 53 cm / 31,10 x 20,86 in

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  9. Glen BAXTER
    My initial plan to meet Big Al alone at midnight seemed to have developed a crucial flaw, 2016
    pencil and ink on paper
    53 x 79 cm
  10. Glen BAXTER
    It was at Chaundley camp where I first learned to set fire to my own kneecaps, 2016
    pencil and ink on paper
    53 x 79 cm
  11. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2001
    pencil and ink on paper
    27 x 38 cm
  12. Glen BAXTER
    We began to suspect that another budget family holiday might be on the horizon, 2016
    pencil and ink on paper
    27 x 38 cm
  13. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2016
    pencil and ink on paper
    53 x 79 cm
  14. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2006
    pencil and ink on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  15. Glen BAXTER
    Colored plates
    diamètre 22cm
    Edition of
  16. Glen BAXTER
    Plates
    diamètre 26cm
    Edition of
  17. Glen BAXTER
    Shaking Off the McGuire Boys was never going to be easy, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 53 cm / 31,10 x 20,86 in
  18. Glen BAXTER
    Professor Robinsons lectures on aviation theory always drew a capacity crowd, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 53 cm / 31,10 x 20,86 in
  19. Glen BAXTER
    There were times when I began to think I might be in the wrong profession, 2010
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 53 cm / 31,10 x 20,86 in
  20. Glen BAXTER
    That Long Weekend In Brussels Had Clearly Taken Its Toll, 2012
    Ink and pencil on paper
    73 x 53 cm
  21. Glen BAXTER
    Sans Titre, 1993
    Ink and pencil on paper
    73 x 53 cm
  22. Glen BAXTER
    Sans titre, 2012
    Ink and pencil on paper
    73 x 53 cm
  23. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2014
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 38 cm / 31.10 x 14.96 in
  24. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2014
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  25. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2012
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 38 cm / 31.10 x 14.96 in
  26. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2008
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 38 cm / 31.10 x 14.96 in
  27. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2014
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 38 cm / 31.10 x 14.96 in
  28. Glen BAXTER
    La réécriture approfondie s'est poursuivie jusu'au rideau final, 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 38 cm / 31.10 x 14.96 in

    Collection particulière
  29. Glen BAXTER
    Pour me faire plaisir mes parents m'ont envoyé en vacances à Nantes, 2008
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  30. Glen BAXTER
    "Nous sommes encore en retard pour notre petit détartrage, M. Smythe" grinça la dentiste, 2001
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  31. Glen BAXTER
    André identifia le problème presque immédiatement, 2001
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  32. Glen BAXTER
    Je prenais conscience que le club pouvait être en grande difficulté financière, 2003
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  33. Glen BAXTER
    "Nous avons trouvé cet exemplaire de 'La disparition" dans votre sacoche de selle, étranger" annonça le bibliothécaire en chef, 2007
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  34. Glen BAXTER
    "According to my calculations, the enemy guns are over here...", 2014
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  35. Glen BAXTER
    L'ambition de Jean-Pierre était de gagner une étoile au Michelin grâce à son boeuf Bourguignon, 2008
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  36. Glen BAXTER
    Monet produisait toujours un profond effet sur nous deux, 2010
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  37. Glen BAXTER
    Uncle Max was the first member of our family to pursue a career in the foreign office
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  38. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2007
    Inkandpencilonpaper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  39. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2006
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in
  40. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2006
    Ink and pencil on paper
    27 x 38 cm / 10.62 x 14.96 in

    Collection particulière
  41. Glen BAXTER
    "On raconte que vous avez été transféré dans les services secrets, Snedley", 2016
    Ink and pencil on paper
    79 x 38 cm / 31.10 x 14.96 in
  42. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in
  43. Glen BAXTER
    Daddy seemed to be running a lucrative little sideline churning out Mondrians, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in
  44. Glen BAXTER
    There remained a cynical minority who believed our contest was rigged, 2010
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in
  45. Glen BAXTER
    "I think you'll find that the demise of cubism was it's innate inability to connect with the prevailing aesthetic trajectory of transcendental realism, 2013
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in
  46. Glen BAXTER
    J'aidais mon père, qui avait un contrat pour fournir chaque restaurant de Paris en cure-dents, 2005
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in
  47. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in
  48. Glen BAXTER
    Untitled, 2015
    Ink and pencil on paper
    38 x 27 cm / 14.96 x 10.63 in


Introduction

Popular for his surreal and absurd narrative drawings, it is after having discovered Surrealism and Dadaism (de Chirico, Picabia, Magritte, Ernst, Beckett, Roussel...) that Glen Baxter developed an appetence for non-sense, the incongruous, irony. He adorns his drawings with comments to achieve a discrepancy, a common incongruity between the text and the image, creating an intense connection between language and its sounds. The burlesque of the depicted situation is answered by the grotesque of a commentary expressed in the most serious way in the world.

 

“The surrealists used to call it the ‘frisson’, this sudden impression that the ground opens up, that we went too fast, that we were mistaken. (…) It’s a fleeting but very strong sensation, as if the mind momentarily lost balance. Exactly what I’m trying to have those looking at my drawings feel. I’ve always loved these hitches in reality, these slight dizzy spells.” Glen Baxter in Stéphane Jarno, «Les dadas du Colonel», Télérama n° 3077, 2009

 

Major exhibitions of Glen Baxter’s drawings and paintings have been held in New York, London, San Francisco, Munich, Tokyo, Sydney and Paris where his work have been regularly exhibited (Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre). His work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery and V&A Museum in London as well as in museums and private collections around the world. Glen Baxter is the author of numerous books, published in English and French (Edition Hoëbeke). His publications in magazines includes The New Yorker, The Independent on Sunday, Vanity Fair, Le Monde

 

Born in Leeds (GB) in 1944, Glen Baxter lives and works in London.