Will Barras: 'Blue Surfer'

Will Barras: 'Blue Surfer'


Will Barras (British, b.1973)

'Blue Surfer' (2021)

  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Signed bottom right corner
  • 80cm x 80cm (31.5in x 31.5in)

 

The multi-disciplinary practice of Will Barras has been a shapeshifting enigma for over two decades. While diverse in subject and technique, fluidity of movement endures. An animation director in another life, his style is born of beautiful and absurd juxtapositions. Sinuous lines lasso the form of his characters in some, while colour reaches around silhouettes to leave a negative space in others. Surreal landscapes of light and shadow stretch into the unknown, while others appear to emerge from geometric labyrinths. Through ethereal waves of colour, Will's compositions radiate an otherworldly yet strangely familiar presence to both comfort and disturb us.