We recently discovered the work of Barnaby Barford and we’re impressed with how he’s reinvented the traditional porcelain figurine to make ironic and slightly sinister art.
By adding a contemporary twist to these mass produced objects, Barford asks important questions about society and the individual. Nothing is as it seems, if we stop to take a closer look.
Barford has also made an animation video using his porcelain characters. In his own words, ‘he’s always seen his pieces as scenes from a film – with the audience being able to make up what happened before and what might happen afterwards – so it felt like a natural progression to work on a film.’
Barford is currently having his first solo exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia, USA.