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Sophie Barber

Born in 1996, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lives and works in Hastings, United Kingdom


Sophie Barber’s paintings, ranging from large to tiny, depict that which she finds around herself. Natural and manmade imagery, like tents, houses, birds, and people, are painted against block-colour backgrounds. The simplicity of the composition alludes to folk art, with subject matter presenting itself as illusive visions rather than literal representations. Curiously and humorously, Barber works with existing images, like sculptures of Franz West, Giotto or Annie Leibovitz’s photographs of Ke...Read more