Richard Baker

Contemporary painter, Leeds, UK

Le Confluence, 2019
Le Confluence, 2019

Oil on calico 70x90cm £2850

An Instant Longer
An Instant Longer

2010 oil on canvas 25cm x 25cm £1285

Cupboard
Cupboard

2016 oil on calico, 20cm x 15cm £1100

Radiator
Radiator

2014 oil on gesso panel, 20cm x 25cm £1285

Hand Towels
Hand Towels

Towels, 2018 oil on canvas, 78cm x 78cm £2575

Unit, 2020
Unit, 2020

Oil on calico panel 15x10.5cm £450

Mondrian Dress, 2019
Mondrian Dress, 2019

Oil on calico 30x30cm £1690

B34S, 2019
B34S, 2019

Oil on panel 15x20cm £1150

Unit 2, 2019
Unit 2, 2019

Oil on calico 46x60cm £2175

Cabinet, 2019
Cabinet, 2019

Oil on calico 20x15cm £1150

Cupboard , 2017
Cupboard , 2017

Oil on calico 31x34cm £1690

Shelves 2, 2017
Shelves 2, 2017

Oil on panel 19x24cm £1285

Small Table, 2017
Small Table, 2017

Oil on panel 14.5x8.5cm £675 (Selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2017)

Report, 2016
Report, 2016

Oil on gesso panel 15x20cm £1150

Collection Only 058, 2014
Collection Only 058, 2014

Oil on canvas 15x20cm £1150 (Selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition 2014)

About the Artist

Richard Baker is an award winning painter. He studied Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2003. His paintings have been exhibited at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, The Mall Galleries, London, The San Francisco Arts Institute, Leeds City Art Gallery, as well as various museums across China and the National Museum of Poland in Gdansk. In 2018 Richard completed a Masters Degree in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University. 

In recent years Richard’s work has won the Hix Award (2019), been shortlisted the Neo Art Prize (2019) and awarded runner up in the London Contemporary Art Prize (2019) as well as being selected for the John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition (2018). His work has also been selected for the Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition (2018), the Marmite Prize for Painting Exhibition (2016), the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Prize Exhibition (2018, 2016), the Discerning Eye Exhibition (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010) and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2012, 2009). 

Richard’s paintings are an investigation into the hidden human histories behind seemingly insignificant objects. Often ignored, they bear witness to sensuous activity, be it remembered, lived, forgotten, or mythologised. In these modestly scaled works, the depicted objects are presented dislocated from their conventional domestic settings and isolated within an intangible space. The objects appear as unadorned formal arrangements in a painterly restaging of the interrelationship of material, image, object and time. 

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