Monday, January 11, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Dave Barnes

Canadian Dave Barnes' artistic approach involves the practice of transforming modern concept to reveal nostalgic mood, sometimes refered to as “Oldification”. Recycled elements (such as vintage newspapers and comics), faded colours, layered/collaged backgrounds, and sand~papered imagery all play a part in this process, along with the use of bold observational line and memory dissolved Rockwellian imagery. Often disregarding conventional rectangular canvases for manipulated wooden shapes to help emphasize theme and subject, he tries to use art as a translation of experience and observation that derives inspiration from environment and memory.

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