Baldion’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, including in; The Mall Galleries, The Peoples History Museum, The Jewish museum.
A social realist concern has always been the basis of his work. Portraiture and figurative compositions Are central to his development.
“All painting and drawing is a work of abstraction. It’s always concerned with a world within its four edges. Through shape, colour and tonal contrast, It can seem there is space but it remains 2D, pigment on support. When one is painting most of ones engagement is concerned with overcoming this or that formal problem. Yet the formal abstract qualities in painting can never be wholly separated from the subject, they are intrinsically linked. No painter can dispense with subject matter without his work suffering as a result.
Observation is a crucial component of picture making, yet observation is no mechanical act. There is always a choice and emphasis . I have never held the impossible ambition, from being a whole human, to becoming only an ‘eye.’ Instead one must approach painting with your whole being. Eye, mind and body.”