Paintings

Aquarium, 2017-2018, oil on canvas, 42 x 94 inches

“[Baker's] tight-packed, elongated rectangular forms—which are invariably based on a rather simple grid—bring to mind some of the layered compositions of Paul Klee as well as some of the textiles of Anni Albers. Working with orchestrations of jewel-rich blues, purples, and reds or forest-deep greens, oranges, and browns, Baker builds images that are simultaneously luxuriant and austere...”
Jed Perl “The Perils of Painting Now”


Evening Reflection I, 2016-2018, oil on canvas, 24 x 22 inches

Evening Reflection II, 2016-2018, oil on canvas, 24 x 22 inches

“Baker’s work calls to mind the late paintings of Milton Resnick: those dark, thick surfaces, monochromatic slabs. They reverberate as complete statements, rather than being about work or accumulation.”
Jennifer Samet

“Baker scrutinizes the painted mark as a humanist inheritance, confirming it as something worth preserving, but only if it is achieved anew upon each occurrence of painting.”
Vittorio Colaizzi