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Jim Baab
Somerville, MA

About the Artist

Somerville, MA artist Jim Baab photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form, with an eye for light, line, and illusion. Since taking his hobby more seriously in 2011, his artwork has been chosen for national and international group exhibitions in TN, CA, MA, MI, VT, TX, and Budapest, Hungary. His awards and recognition include a Gold Artist award for ArtAscent magazine’s Vol. 8, ‘Hidden’ issue, and, being chosen as the sole visual artist featured in the Boston-themed, 40th issue of POESY, a bicoastal poetry magazine.

Jim’s current body of work plays with food, symmetry, and p…

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About the Artist

Somerville, MA artist Jim Baab photographs everyday objects, scenes, and the human form, with an eye for light, line, and illusion. Since taking his hobby more seriously in 2011, his artwork has been chosen for national and international group exhibitions in TN, CA, MA, MI, VT, TX, and Budapest, Hungary. His awards and recognition include a Gold Artist award for ArtAscent magazine’s Vol. 8, ‘Hidden’ issue, and, being chosen as the sole visual artist featured in the Boston-themed, 40th issue of POESY, a bicoastal poetry magazine.

Jim’s current body of work plays with food, symmetry, and pareidolia, “a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon…” – Wikipedia

While utilizing an in-camera, digital “reflection” effect, Jim explores the mundane through a live, Rorschachian symmetry and searches for demons, hearts, winged creatures, faces, masks, and otherworldly flora and fauna. Torn citrus segments placed on a makeshift light table are a favorite subject – one that can be consumed while working!

Artist’s Work

Blood Orange
Blood orange insect i
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Blood Orange Insect I

By Jim Baab

Blood orange butterfly i
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Blood Orange Butterfly I

By Jim Baab

Grapefruit
Citrus pattern ta 3032999
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Citrus Pattern TA-3032999

By Jim Baab

Citrus pattern ta 3032882
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Citrus Pattern TA-3032882

By Jim Baab

Citrus pattern ta 3032888
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Citrus Pattern TA-3032888

By Jim Baab

Grapefruit sacred heart i
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Grapefruit Sacred Heart I

By Jim Baab

Citrus pattern ta 3032924
Jim baab

Citrus Pattern TA-3032924

By Jim Baab

Citrus pattern ta 2060636
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Citrus Pattern TA-2060636

By Jim Baab

Citrus pattern ta 2222435
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Citrus Pattern TA-2222435

By Jim Baab

Lime
Lime butterfly i
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Lime Butterfly I

By Jim Baab

Pomelo
Pomelo tigress i
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Pomelo Tigress I

By Jim Baab

Ornamental Gourds
Ornamental gourd wise man i
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Gourd Wise Man I

By Jim Baab

Scenes
Canal venice italy
Jim baab

Canal - Venice, Italy

By Jim Baab

Symmetrees
Rijksmuseum tree 02
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Rijksmuseum Tree 02

By Jim Baab

Rijksmuseum tree 01
Jim baab

Rijksmuseum Tree 01

By Jim Baab

Selected Exhibitions

  • Washington Street Gallery
    Somerville, MA, 2016
  • Vermont Center for Photography
    Brattleboro, VT, 2016
  • PH21 Gallery
    Budapest, Hungary, 2015
  • Danforth Art Museum
    Framingham, MA, 2015
  • Customs House Museum
    Clarksville, TN, 2014

Press and Accolades

  • Distinguished Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal,
    August 2015
  • First Round Selected Photographer, Hariban Award '15, Benrido Collotype Atelier, Kyoto, Japan
    July 2015
  • Gold Artist Award, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal
    August 2014

Education

  • Keene State College, BA, Film Production
    Keene, NH,1994