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Ian Barrington

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Gamble, 2012 Acrylic, Potassium Permanganate on Canvas 35x115cm © Ian Barrington
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Peak of Decadence - the fall of us, 2012 Acrylic, Ink, Potassium Permanganate, Newspaper Cuttings on Canvas 45x140cm © Ian Barrington
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Alicia, 2008 Acrylic and Animal Blood on Canvas 100x150cm © Ian Barrington
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Happy Happi Joi Joi, 2008 Mixed Media 140x100cm © Ian Barrington
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Hope, 2008 Mixed Media on Board 120x100cm © Ian Barrington
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The seven Ages of Sin, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 120x60cm © Ian Barrington-Brown. ibx2
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Fated Ascension, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 50 X 130 X 2 Centimeters © ian barrington
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Teddy Boyz, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 30x30cm © Ian Barrington-Brown. ibx2
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Reaching for Elevation, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 45 X 120 X 2 Centimeters © ian barrington
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transendental genesis, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 30 X 130 X 2 Centimeters © ian barrington
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At The Precipice, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 35 X 35 X 2 Centimeters © ian barrington
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Bourne, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 43x30cm © ian barrington
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Candyshop, 2011 Acrylic on Canvas 131x36cm © ian barrington/
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St Pauls, 2009 Acrylic on Emate 60x80cm © Ian barrington
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Hellshire, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 70x90cm © Ian Barrington
Jump
Jump (Sold), 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 90x70cm © Ian Barrington
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Port Royal, 2008 Acrylic on Canvas 70x110cm © Ian Barrington
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untitled, 2010 Mixed Media on Canvas 70x90cm © Ian Barrington
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
london
Birth year
1973
Lives in
south london
Works in
acrylic, mixed media
Schools
university of westminster, 2003, Fine Art
Croydon college of art and technology, 1992, Design
Tags
gallery, arts-education landscape, mixed-media, pop, surrealism, modern, traditional, photography, abstract, graffiti/street-art, conceptual
Statement

Born in London, UK. Grad. University of Westminster. My current practice and direction into Lowbrow began through my exploration of 18th century Romanticism for “Happiness is But a Bittersweet Illusion” in 2005; a series of mixed-media pieces mixing beauty and happiness, love and solace with graphic scenes of horror or death – a process which required me to trawl the abattoirs, butchers and Smithfields Market for animal blood mixing with acrylic paint and collecting road kill for Sculptures.

My current practice, influenced by American Graffiti, Street Art, and Multiple Religions, centres on faith and gaining or looking for a new beginning, or falling to depths of disillusionment and despair. The segmented paintings illustrate different aspects and juxtaposed perspectives of the same journey. With a kitsch play on notions of life and death and bringing together religious iconography from Egyptian to Christianity to Buddhism, together with symbolism and influences of modern culture and street art, blended with reinventions of eons old scenes of joy, freedom, pain and fear.

 

Exhibitions and Projects

  • Little Summer Benefits, Cultivate Gallery, Vyner Street, London E2
  • St Marks Academy, Future Visionaries, London. May – July 2013 
  • Guest Speaker, St Marks Academy, London. April 2013
  • Urban Arts Live, Vibe Gallery, London July 2013. 
  • A Spot of Red, Menier Gallery, London. 7 - 11 May 2013 
  • Cities - All Dimensions, Tokarska Gallery, London. March 2013 
  • The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London 2013 
  • Showcase Cities, Richmix. London. February 2013 
  • Cycooldelic Revolution, London. December 2012 
  • Espacio Gallery, London December 2012 
  • Huddersfield, Festival of Light, Yorkshire. December 2012 
  • Unhinged Festival, Electric Brixton. London. November 2012 
  • Affordable Art Exhibition, Vibe Gallery, London. October 2012 
  • Barcelona Showcase, Casa Batllo, Spain. July 2012 
  • The Other Art Fair, Ambika P3, London. May 2012 
  • Luxury Goods, Courtyard Theatre, London. April 2012 
  • Showcase Cities, Richmix, London. April 2012 
  • Grey Area, Brighton. March 2012 
  • Greenwich Art Market. August 2011 
  • Candid Gallery, London. June 2011 
  • Merton Abbey Mills, London. April 2011 
  • Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, London. October 2010 
  • Bite, Islington, London. July 2003 
  • Marks, Harrow, London. July 2002 
  • Bromley Art Market, Kent. 2001-2002 

 

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