Brooklyn based representational painter Richard Baker pushes trompe l’œil to new levels as he explores the extent to which the eye can be fooled. From keenly-observed book covers, tulips and toys, to candy and cocktails, Baker’s still lifes captivate the viewer by playfully upending traditional perspective.
Richard Baker was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1959. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore followed by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has exhibited widely throughout the United States and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and grants including the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the New England Foundation for the Arts Grant and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.