Artists

Andrew Barns-Graham

Half Light

Half Light

11/02/2014 to 23/02/2014

The work of Andrew Barns-Graham continues to provide us with an intoxicating contradiction. Are we meant to love, loathe or pity his subjects? Compositionally their immediacy confronts and confounds us. They dominate the foreground and their haughtiness combined with an undertone of vulnerability fuels our curiosity and keeps us looking and wanting to know more.

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Virtuals

Virtuals

13/11/2012 to 2/12/2012

A preoccupation with the notion of ideal beauty fuels the painting practice of Andrew Barns-Graham. His work questions historical notions of beauty and a contemporary fixation on the cult of perfection.

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Venus

Venus

7/06/2011 to 26/06/2011

The search for ideal feminine beauty remains the driving force behind the painting practice of Andrew Barns-Graham, whose new show, Venus, takes Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus as a starting point for his own investigation of contemporary notions of beauty and glamour.

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Still

Still

16/03/2010 to 4/04/2010

'Still' furthers Andrew Barns-Graham's exporation of the ideals and desires promoted by Western society’s obsession with the cult of celebrity - beauty, glamour, perfect bodies and the latest fashion - through altered depictions of movie stills from various periods in cinematic history.

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Flash

Flash

14/07/2009 to 2/08/2009

The paradoxical nature of aspiring to the impossible is the focus of Andrew Barns-Graham’s latest body of work. His oeuvre reflects the ideals and desires promoted by Western society’s obsession with the cult of celebrity - beauty, glamour, perfect bodies and the latest fashion.

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The Passage Between

The Passage Between

3/06/2008 to 22/06/2008

Sanderson Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of ‘A Passage Between’, a new solo exhibition of paintings by Andrew Barns-Graham.   Developed from his previous obsessions with the face, Barns-Graham’s new works introduce flawless, full length depictions of women placed in vast open landscapes. Based on a fictional landscape concocted

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Gatecrashers

Gatecrashers

26/06/2007 to 15/07/2007

“If popular culture is driven by mass media, then its recognised brand must be the face. Like advertising agents want the people in their TV commercials to be identifiable to the audience, I too want aspects of my subjects to be identifiable to the viewer. This could be some part of the subject's character, clothing or expression that relates to them or someone they

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