A painter?
A photographer?
Both.

Perhaps not a painter in the conventional use of the term, a painter exclusively with the traditional tools of the trade, canvas, brushes, knives, acrylics, and oils but as well with a camera, a computer and digital software to obtain a fine art print as the end product.

What is the meaning of painting for me? Could a photographer be a painter as well?
The key is the process, the amazement and fear of the blank canvas when starting a creation vs. the cold and instantaneous click of the camera. In other words the “contingency" of the artistic creative act. Mainly the quantity of risks that you have to assume vs. the somewhat static mentality involved in the conventional photographical shot.

The challenge is simple and yet difficult, to go beyond the anecdotal and the technical reproduction of the physical appearance, i.e. to elude the pure reproducibility of a pure event (Roland Barthes).


See Notes on Technique

Photography: Individual Exhibitions

2003
La Musique, La Mort, et Le Neant. May-2003
Galería Trasnocho, Caracas, Venezuela.
http://www.artrbd.com/pianist/index.html

Photography: Collective Exhibitions

2018
Lens Culture
https://www.lensculture.com/ricardo-baez-duarte


2018
Abstract Photography, April-May 2018
Close Gallery, Edinburgh UK
https://www.gallery-close.com

Featuring work by: Paul Kenny, Phil Lavery, Ricardo Baez Duarte, Chris Close
and Nadia Attura

2005
Regards Croises

Fontaine Obscure, Aix-en-Provence, France

2006
Conversations Photographiques
Fontaine Obscure, Aix-en-Provence, France

2006
Homage to Paul Cezanne, 100Th
Anniversary of Cezanne
Fontaine Obscure, Aix-en-Provence, France


Books

See my Digital books here **


Web Exhibitions:


Saatchi-Gallery, London, 2006-2007
Moon Cruise Web Magazine, USA, 2005
Remember, Repress and Forget Festival,
Germany and France, 2004
Biennial of Cancun, Interactiva 03, Mexico, 2003
Blind Visions, Italy, 2003
Malojo, Chile, 2003
MOCA, Museum of Computer Art, USA, 2004
CISVG Museum.com, 2002
Art History Resources Museu do Essencial e do Aiem Disso,Brazil, 2004

Photo Magazines on WWW
  • BROGIT, Spain, 2003-2004
  • Foto Revista, Spain, 2004
  • Digital Consciousness, Australia
  • Zone zero
  • International Digital Art
  • Independent Minds
  • Moon Cruise
  • PhotoBox
  • Ovi Magazine
  • Focus Gallery
  • PhotoPhiles
  • Gomma: Artist Directory
  • Art Moco
  • Moca
  • HEAD
  • Conscientious
  • Faps Sk
  • Pixiport, USA
  • Digital Art Guild
  • Photo Originale
  • Sane Society

Painting Individual Exhibitions

1995
"
Mediodía"

Galería A-Siete - mayo 21 a junio 24, 1995
Caracas, Venezuela


1992
"
Dialéctica y Agonía"
Galería A-Siete - mayo 28 a junio 17, 1992
Caracas, Venezuela


1990
"
Otra manera de ver"
Galería A-Siete
Caracas, Venezuela

(*) See Brochures covers here

Painting Collective Exhibitions
  • "Experiencias Creativas", Univ. Simón Bolívar, 1982. Caracas
  • Galería Bass, 1990. Caracas, Venezuela
  • Feria de Arte, Universidad Simón Bolívar, 1983. Caracas
  • Auction at Galería de Arte Nacional de Venezuela, 1990. Caracas
  • Auction at Universidad Simón Bolivar, 1980. Caracas
  • Auction at Centro Cultural Consolidado, 1994. Caracas
  • Galería Sotavento, 1985. Caracas
  • Galería A-Siete, 1990. Caracas
  • Gallery World Words, 1994. Caracas

Salón TOYOTA, 1998. Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela

(*) See Brochures covers here

Artistic Stained Glass Design

Virtual Stained Glass: www.artrbd.com/vsg/index.html
GalerÌa Bass, Caracas
Private collections in Caracas

Studies

Fine Arts Photography: Student of Lydia Fisher ref.

http://www.artrbd.com/lydia/index.htm
Painting: Universidad Simón Bolívar, Taller de Arte
Digital Stained Glass Design
Digital Technology: Assessment in Advanced Digital Art techniques.

Professor of Photography and Digital Art Techniques

Licenciado en Matemáticas, Universidad Simón Bolívar. July 1976.
Master of Arts in Mathematics, July 1979, University of California at
San Diego California. U.S.A

Other Professional Experience

Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas. Professor of Mathematics. 1979- 1984.
Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas.- Professor of Mathematics
Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas - Head of Math Dept. 1986 -1989
Universidad Metropolitana Caracas - Dean of Faculty of Sciences and Arts.1989 - 1990.
Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas - Academic Vice Rector 1990-1992