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Artist Statement

Barry Wilson is a member of NAPA and trained at the Camberwell School of Art and was taught by influential artists such as Bruce Mclean, Cornelia Parker, Jock Mcfadden and Ian Mckeever.

Before becoming a full time artist I worked in film and television painting scenery and fronting a changing rooms style tv programme called  ‘Room Raiders’ as an interior designer, my love of paint finishes and gold leaf lead to my obsession with gold and the techniques that can be applied to it.

The fragility of beauty….

“The aim of my paintings 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 gold leaf and the fresh, translucent quality of Acrylic paint 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’s highly distinctive paintings have been exhibited in major museum and galleries worldwide with international acclaim, winning the celebrated Saatchi award in 2012.

Exhibitions

2019 

AAF Battersea

Fresh Art Epsom

AAF New york

AAF Hong Kong

AAF Seattle

ArtChill Jaipur

Catherine Miller gallery London

Fairfax Tunbridge Wells

Wing Galley Wadhurst

Moreton Gallery   Cotswolds

Wey Gallery Surrey

GNT Gallery Eastbourne

2018

Saatchi Gallery London   WeWorks Charity Auction

Fairfax Gallery  London / Tunbridge wells

Russell gallery   Fulham London

Catherine Miller Gallery   Chelsea  London

Wey Gallery Surrey

Moreton Gallery Cotswold

Fresh Art

Hampstead Art Fair

Wing Gallery Wadhurst

2017

Brick Lane Galler  London

ArtChill  Jaipur india

AAF New york

Wey Gallery London

Russell Gallery London

Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne 

2016

Catherine Miller Gallery London

Moreton Gallery  Cotswold

AAF Battersea Catherine Miller

AAF  New York   Linda Blckstone Gallery

AAf Hong Kong   Linda Blackstone Gallery

Russell Gallery London

Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells

Rebecca Hossack Gallery London

2015

London art Fair

Catherine Miller Gallery London

Moreton Gallery  Cotswold

AAF Battersea Catherine Miller

AAf Hong Kong   Fairfax

Store Street gallery London

Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells

2014

Catherine Miller Gallery London

Moreton Gallery  Cotswold

AAF Battersea Catherine Miller

Russell Gallery London

Fairfax Gallery Tunbridge Wells

Red Barn Studios  Northamptonshire

2013

Catherine Miller Gallery London

Cannizaro House Wimbledon London

AAF Battersea Catherine Miller

Kaplinski Dubai

Store Street Gallery London

2012

Aspen Gallery Dubai   

Saatchi Gallery London 15th July 2011 

AAF Battersea London 

2011

Kempinski Gallery Dubai 

Tracey Mcnee Gallery London 

Tracey Mcnee Gallery Glasgow 

AAF Edinburgh 

AAF Bristol 

2010

Fairfax Gallery London 

Viewpoint Gallery Sussex

2008

Tate Modern 2008

Riverside Studios London 

Barbican (London Group) 

Awards 

Saatchi ‘Showdown ‘  (Winner) 2012

Cards produced by Red Rag studios and sold worldwide

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