BAKER & BOROWSKI
A partnership between artists and curators Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski, Baker & Borowski cultivates and commissions incursions of art into unexpected places.
Baker & Borowski is an artist-curator partnership between sculptor and placemaking specialist Catherine Borowski and painter and music producer Lee Baker. Catherine is the founder and creative director of Produce UK, an event-production consultancy and cultural programmer that works with brands, businesses and developers to conceive and deliver experiential placemaking strategies ranging from installations and exhibitions to large-scale festivals.
Lee’s artistic career began in the 1990s, when he drew on his love of manga and experience customising cars to produce site-specific installations at locations around the UK. This evolved into work as a scenic artist for the likes of the National Theatre and English National Opera; then grew into an international fine art career characterised by vividly colourful large-format paintings and installations depicting meta-cities and architectural environments, often on the cusp of destruction.
In 2017 the two artists teamed up to re-conceive the idea of the exhibition space, launching SKIP Gallery – an ongoing series of collaborative, site-specific artworks housed in skips on public sites. More recently, the duo has introduced the Fitting Room Residency – another site-specific exhibition programme that this time takes place in the changing rooms of shops and department stores. Now formally united as Baker & Borowski, the duo are on a mission to bring unexpected eruptions of art into the everyday urban landscape.