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BA (Hons) Fine Art

Jack Barber

Through the manipulation of familiar elements from everyday life; objects, subjects or forms, my paintings create scenarios where the viewer can draw point of reference. However at the same time, the jumbled and erratic collision of subject matter highlights the contrast between painterly depiction and actual reality. I deliberately highlight the tactility of objects, in order to help them protrude from the viewing plane and jump directly into the viewer’s personal space. In order to further contort the meaning of singular objects I depict, I work with naïve and playful strokes, which often creates an awkwardness or uncertainty to their materiality and form. Recently my works have depicted numerous connotations and narratives, constantly flickering between the domestic, found and forgotten, interiors and exteriors, emphasizing my desire to separate the pictorial and physical space in my painting.

Jack Barber - Oppidum, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Oppidum, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Jack Barber - Swimming in a Maritime Climate, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Swimming in a Maritime Climate, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Jack Barber - Tinning and Holloware, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Tinning and Holloware, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Jack Barber - Oppidum, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013
Jack Barber - Swimming in a Maritime Climate, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013
Jack Barber - Tinning and Holloware, Oil on Canvas, 220cm x 220cm, 2013

Tags: Oil On Canvas, Paint

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