Over the past few years the artist known as ‘Bael’ has found a definite place on the London art scene, by producing a stunning series of stark, haunting figurative paintings. Using himself as the model in these earlier works, gave them a uniquely atavistic intensity. His very well received first solo show in 2011 at Signal ‘Die Tiere’ (The Beast) saw the culmination of this exuberant narcissistic phase. Two more solo shows have followed, with the progression visible in each step - the final show 'Anima' sees him producing a mature and unifed body of work.
Bael was born in the North East of England - now living and working near Hull. Finding art college obstructive to his creative vision, he decided to continue his practise without the aid of a formal institution and become a ‘self-taught‘ artist.