Barry Wilson artist information:
Barry Wilson trained at the Camberwell School of Art and was taught by influential artists such as Bruce Mclean, and Jock Mcfadden .
The Fairfax Gallery has represented Barry Wilson since 2010 and is pleased to have watched his work go from strength to strength.
The paintings vary in both scale and subject matter with the larger contemporary figures over a metre high, the stunning Figures and portraits as well as occasionally creating cityscapes and seascapes. The paintings work on many levels and also fit into both modern and period environments, with the work having both confident draughtsmanship and a contemporary edge.
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“My aim with this set of pictures has been to emulate a faint image in an antique mirror or a creased and faded much-loved photo. I believe the delicate, fragile beauty of the gold leaf finish belies the somewhat brutal techniques I employ. These include using industrial spray guns, scouring pads and water jets, scrubbing back the layers of paint to reveal the gold leaf base which seems to give the structure/framework of the painting. I believe the result is a vibrant and edgy captured moment; contemporary and beautiful.” – Barry Wilson, Artist
Barry Wilson’s highly distinctive paintings have been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide with international acclaim, winning the celebrated Saatchi award in 2012.
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