Jeff Baij is an up-and-coming digital artist who is has begun to gain recognition (with interest in his work from the Whitney!) for his quirky, humorous digital art that often hinges on fresh perspectives on pre-exisitng ideas such as classic still life and his piece ANIMALMIXUP (http://jeffbaij.com/work/animalmixup.html) which is a digital version of a popular child’s game and book format.
When first researching Baij and viewing his work online, I considered whether or not his (sometimes quite simple) artwork was a gimmick. I have decided it is not- Baij is not prodcuing Raphaels in terms of required skill level and technique but his work stems from a wonderfully creative mind. His oeuvre reflects the witty, humorous individual that Baij seems to be, making a cohesive artistic presentation.