The Art Gallery David Gill presented last year, from November to December, the new work known as “Me Want Now” by Barnaby Barford. Design Gallerist will show you a little of this new contemporary art and design concept.
Barnaby Barford is a British artist that offers an uncomfortable glimpse of the world around us, using beauty and often humor he invites us to question our place in it, our values, our choices, ourselves and asks us to ‘look again’. Barford’s work has a clear thread of inquiry connecting his pieces, the human condition.
“Brilliantly puckish, and something of an agent provocateur. By seduction and guile, his work exposes our inner frailties, prejudices and desires, holding up a mirror to us both metaphorically as well – on occasion – physically. Few are so incisive and insightful.”
Alun Graves, Senior Curator of the Ceramics and Glass Collection at the V&A.
Even from his early work using mass market found objects and kitsch antique figurines, Barford was a master of creating layered narratives bubbling just below the surface. Creating contemporary Hogarthian scenes by manipulating original figurines and placing them within new and often darker subtexts.
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In this Magnific collection, Design Gallerist selected 3 lovely pieces that we will show you in more detail. The materials used are normally the same – Porcelain, foam, plastic, wood, mirror, enameled copper wires, epoxy putty, steel base.
Barnaby Barford graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002. An internationally exhibited artist, he has had solo shows across Europe and the USA, including a recent exhibition charting his practice to date at MoCA Virginia. Represented by David Gill Gallery in London, his work is included in many public and private collections, such as The V&A Museum in London and MoFA in Houston, Texas. He has received many prestigious commissions including Louis Vuitton and a permanent public artwork in North East London.
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