Artist Interview



Bakker’s work is a critique of consumer culture, but is also intended to function within it. His Untitled Projects are hand-carved, hand-painted wooden objects, each one a unique work of art. The roughness of the carving and painting is both a mark of their individuality and indicative of the fact that these are made-to-order, replicas of mass-produced goods, questioning assumptions of what is an original and what is a copy. Bakker uses everyday systems of distribution, such as eBay, trade fairs and mail order catalogues to circumvent the gallery system. Bakker’s carved and painted copies of Karl Marx’s Capital