Artist Stephen Baker Replaces Models with Abstract Character Designs

By: Meghan Young - Jan 25, 2016
References: stephenbakerart & itsnicethat
Although the work of Stephen Baker can easily be dissected to address the objectification of the female body and the perpetuation of an 'ideal standard of beauty' in the fashion industry, at the end of the day he has created a striking body of work that can be appreciated simply at face value. With his use of abstract shapes, soft colors and talented renditioning, Stephen Baker is a skilled painter that uses a different medium for his expression.

Based in Melborne, Australia, Stephen Baker only recently started to paint directly onto the covers of prestigious publications. He says, "It’s become quite routine to head out of the studio, purchase a new magazine to use as my canvas and finish a piece all in one day."