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The mind-bending artwork of Nick Baldridge

Invasion
Invasion
Nick Baldridge

I should probably start this piece off by mentioning that Nick Baldridge is a good friend of mine. So, there might be some people who may think this makes me a little biased, and maybe I am. However, I'm also fairly confident in my ability to identify talent when I see it. Sure, ultimately it is up to the individual to determine the significance of a piece of art, and so I encourage everyone reading this to visit Nick's website (http://www.memoryinvestigation.com) and have a look for yourself. Most of you will surely see why this friend has a reason to be biased, because it just makes sense. In all my years as a musician, and as a writer, I have met few people that possess such a fierce and fiery passion for their work like Nick Baldridge does, and his art is representative of that dedication. I recently had a chance to chat with Nick, and ask him a few questions about what makes him tick as an artist.

Q: How long have you been making art?

A: Off and on, since I was 9 years old. I took a ten year break, in which I focused on music, from age 16 to 26. From 26 to the present, I've been working on art daily.

Q: Who are some artists that you look up to?

A: My brother, J.B. (writer, musician, artist) has had the most influence on me.

Q: What are your goals as an artist?

A: To be able to live, and actually be free...free from a slave job. To be able to live life doing what you want, not what you have to.

Q: Do you have any favorite galleries around town?

A: Yes, the David B. Smith Gallery (1543 Wazee Street Denver, CO 80202)

Q: Do you have any advice for young, aspiring artists?

A: Be Persistant. People who keep doing it, get to keep doing it.

Q: What different factors influence you and/or the artwork you make?

A: Usually things that aren't related to the art itself. For example: writing, exercise, music, acting, etc.

Q: Any favorite local artists?

A: Yes, she goes by the name "VETA". She'll be at the show on April 2nd.

Q: That leads me to my next question. When and where is your next show taking place?

A: On April 2nd, 2010 at 1516 Wazee. I'll be there unveiling a children's book/graphic novel that I made in collaboration with my brother, J.B., and VETA.

Q: My last question is a little odd, but it's one that I like to ask everyone I meet. What's your favorite band/artist of all-time?

A: Nick Drake.

Good answer.

Do yourselves a favor, and go check out the artwork of Nick Baldridge now!

To view/purchase Nick's art, or for more information,  go to: http://www.memoryinvestigation.com

Comments

  • ryan 4 years ago

    i love this jerry guy. that nick is pretty rad too. love rad.

  • Sylvia 4 years ago

    Great interview! Can I buy Nick Baldridge's art if I don't live in Denver?

  • Jerry Pecks 4 years ago

    @Sylvia: I'm sure Nick would be more than happy to work something out with you, as far as shipping and whatnot. :)