Shawn Barber - "The Hermit" - oil on panel - 30.5 x 22.9cm (12"x9")
Oil on panel
30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")
Shawn Barber’s (United States) body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture and documenting contemporary tattoo culture. Barber’s intimate renditions of tattooed individuals balance meticulous brush strokes and loose energy. His large paintings take on abstractions with explosive colors, meandering lines and paint dripping down the canvas. Barber earned his B.F.A. from Ringling College of Art in 1999 and his A.A.S. from Cazenovia College in 1997. His paintings are held in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia. Barber’s work has been shown in Somerset House Museum (London), Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), Halle Saint Pierre Museum (Paris), Pinnacles Gallery (Townsville, Queensland), Joshua Liner Gallery (New York) and Billy Shire Fine Arts (Los Angeles).