john dyer baizley «
John Dyer Baizley is balancing a fine line, one that he is all too aware of and one that he doesn’t plan on crossing – the line between overkill commercial artist and immensely popular contemporary artist. His most recent work has focused on album artwork for his own band, Baroness, as well as other bands in the metal circuit, with a smattering of original, personal artwork and. This type of exposure brings both rabid fan-bases and fine art criticism. A double-edged sword in many respects, this growing exposure allows his work to be seen by audiences not obtainable by traditional struggling artists. It also risks him losing credibility as a fine artist with such commercial work under his belt. Yet despite the clear difficulty, Baizley has found himself masterfully balancing the line between overexposed commercial artist and respected fine artist.