Bael is a self-taught English artist whose influences include Art Nouveau, Anime, Egon Schiele and Nagel as he pursues an expressionist, post-illustration vision of empowered mystery, emotionally haunting, hyper-stylized portraits that are both graphically grabby and rich with nuance.

Gallery 30 South, 30 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena; Thursday-Sunday, noon-6pm, August 3 – 20; Socially distanced opening reception: Sunday, August 9, 3-6pm; free;


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