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Sara Barker

Born in 1980, Manchester, United Kingdom

Lives and works in Glasgow, United Kingdom


Sara Barker employs painted aluminum sheets, molded brass, and steel brazing, as well as commonplace materials like wood, cardboard, and wire to create three-dimensional sculptural paintings. Drawing on her background in painting, Barker treats metal sheets as a canvas to explore the limits of painted surfaces beyond cavases. By integrating gestural painting into her works, she creates a contrast with industrial forms, resulting in large scale, self-supporting sculptures and wall hangings that e...Read more