Online Talk: The Apple is Everything by Barnaby Barford

23 February 2024

BARNABY BARFORD will give a Talk via Zoom, The Apple is Everything. It is Adam & Eve, The Judgement of Paris, Heracles. It is Cezanne and Magritte. It is Newton, Steve Jobs, Snow White and William Tell. It is the Viking Gods, The Beatles. It is even the American Frontier. Artist Barnably Barford talks about how he fell in love with the most humble fruit and how it came to shape his work.

Although Barford produces work in a wide variety of materials, he consistently returns to ceramics. Utilising his knowledge of ceramic manufacturing processes he is able to further explore accumulation, repetition and deviation to create monumental artworks such as The Tower of Babel (V&A 2015) and unique artworks such as The Seven Deadly Sins mirrors from thousands of industrially produced pieces. Whether using shops, apples, flowers or words, throughout his work, Barnaby holds up a mirror to society, prompting us to look again and reflect upon inequalities, obsessions and systems of belief. Barford (b.1977) has been represented by David Gill Gallery, London since 2004. He has exhibited internationally with major solo shows across Europe and the US, including a survey show at MOCA Virginia (2013). His work is part of many public and private collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, and the National Libraries of France and the Netherlands

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