Barras, Will (UK)

Will Barras wordt beschouwd als één van de belangrijkste kunstenaars die het best de artistieke expressies vertegenwoordigt van de skateboard en snowboard scènes. Zijn werk wordt aangetroffen op talloze boards, campagnes en merkkledij die deze boarders en skaters aankleden. Het werk van Will Barras kenmerkt zich door vlotte lijnen, het is haast een vloeibaar geworden abstractie. Zijn werk wordt in galeries over de hele wereld geëxposeerd, evenals op de Scope Art Fair van New York en in Art Base. (Lees meer onder de engelse tekst!) [nggallery id=23]

Will Barras became one of a new crop of young artists working within Bristol’s world renowned street art scene. This led to Will appearing in and becoming a founding member of the Scrawl collective. ‘Scrawl’ originally published in 1999 was a seminal book documenting a new movement in street art, graphics and illustration. He is renowned for his representations of fluid movement, unique narrative driven composition and line work. This has led Will to travel extensively, Painting and exhibiting Asia, throughout Europe and the U.S. From the Tate Modern to Art Basel in Miami….. “There is a fluidity and energy in Will’s work that, although constantly changing, has always existed in a world entirely of his own making. His figures appear to be in a state of perpetual metamorphosis – caught for a brief moment between one manifestation and the next. always at the mercy of the swirling forces that surround them. From his early scanned and reworked doodles through to his recent, rich, mixed media work. Will has mastered every medium with a dynamism constant in all his work.” (Felix Braun. author of “Children of the Can”) [nggallery id=23]