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34 ARTIST PROFILE Bob Barron

Night scatters distance, 2017, oil on canvas, 100 x 200 cm

Bob Barron

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oncepts of time and time passing are at the centre of Bob Barron’s practice, as he aims to make these ideas physical through certain images, surfaces and textures. His work incorporates found mixed media such as distressed cardboard packaging and old roof slates, as well as larger paintings in oil on canvas. Tending towards a minimalist, contemplative style with a relatively muted palette, Barron’s painted works are often abstract configurations using geometric shapes of circles, triangles and squares. Sometimes realistic images are incorporated such as fragmented artefacts from the Ancient world, domestic objects such as spoons, and hand or foot prints, as the artist considers the traces left by humans.

Ideas of passing time are particularly seen in his works with slate tiles; the eroded and textured surfaces of which force us to consider the journey from seabed to quarry, from quarry to rooftop, and from rooftop to artwork. Working from his studio in Southampton, UK, Barron’s work has been shown widely throughout the country and is in gallery, corporate and private collections in the UK and abroad. bobbarron.com barron@bobbarron.com

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

Inside Artists - Issue 12  

All artworks in their finished state are vast and multifaceted. Sometimes the layers are physical. Paint upon paint, built up and scraped b...

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