all images are © the artist unless otherwise noted
Anna Barriball’s work hinges on minimal interactions with objects and often steps between the parallel languages of drawing and sculpture. Much of her practice explores and depicts the accretion of time – from the length of time it takes for a candle to burn down to the repetitious activity of taking graphite rubbings from objects that bare the traces of their use or function. In her hands a map of the world is transformed into a strange expanse of shimmering substance, or the bounce of a rubber ball on a piece of paper creates the effect of a cosmic explosion.
Key words: Marks - Texture - Drawing - Rubbing - Time - Impression - Objects - Maps - Repetition - Everyday
Embrio void in to the dark matter
India ink on paper
15 x 18 3/4 inches; 38.1 x 47.6 cm (framed)
12 x 15 3/4 inches; 30.5 x 40 cm (unframed)
signed, titled, and dated lower right recto
Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
china ink on paper
30 x 44 inches; 76.2 x 111.8 cm (image size)
34 7/8 x 48 7/8 inches; 88.6 x 124.1 cm (frame size) Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Self-Deception is a series of pencil drawn self-portraits by Gillian Lambert. She states, “I have always found something beautiful in the grotesque– the repulsive, the awkward, the vulnerable, the psychologically enigmatic.”
Key words: Concealed - Self - Portrait - Mask - Contort - Disguise - Hidden - Face - Emotion
"I draw in order to make sense of landscape but also to construct and re model it. I build worlds and imaginary places that grow out of a need to interpret the sites that I have known, expanding and developing them across a page. This encompasses everything, from the visions of a grand landscape right down to the details of the land, the plants and creatures that may inhabit it." Olivia Kemp
Tom Phillips is an artist whose work is fuelled by several persistent preoccupations, expressed through an even larger number of formats. These include painting (both figurative and abstract), opera (composer, librettist, set designer), concrete poetry and ornamental forms of writing, sculpture and site-specific designs (mosaic, tapestry, wire frame objects). He has also taken on several para-artistic roles – critic, curator, committee chairman for the Royal Academy, translator – all of which he has folded back into his art.