For over half a century now, Clive Barker has cast or fabricated sculptures in bronze and other metals largely from found objects and finished them impeccably in a variety of surfaces, sometimes polished or plated in gold or silver so that they gleam like luxury commodities, sometimes painted or given a more traditionally artistic patina. Dispensing with the conventional tools of the sculptor and considering even a studio to be superfluous, he has instead concentrated his attention on choosing the objects that he takes to the foundry for casting – often with minimal apparent alteration – and on presiding over the process with absolute attention to detail but with scant need for his personal manual intervention. The conceptual rigour of his procedure, based on his observations as a very young man of the assembly-line methods employed in a car factory at which he was working, has paradoxically gone hand-in-hand with an intense subjectivity in his selection and an insistence on the sensuous physicality of the objects that are the end-product of a step-by-step process born of a kind of daydream. Given the wide-ranging nature of his imagery, it is impressive to witness how this hands-off approach results repeatedly in sculptures that not only look confident and inevitable but that consistently bear the stamp of his artistic vision.
For 20 Years, Whitford Fine Art has defended the career of Clive Barker who was part of the original 1960s Pop art movement, with assemblage work dating as early as 1962. His friendships with Peter Blake, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein and Paul and Linda McCartney are well documented in correspondence.
This exhibition at Whitford Fine Art will give the public a chance to see Barker’s latest works, which are testimony to his commitment to the Pop cause. As a protégé of the legendary art dealer Robert Fraser, and Erica Brausen of the Hanover Gallery, Barker was at the heart of the British Pop Art Movement in 1960’s Swinging London. Over the years, Barker has remained true to the essence of Pop Art and his latest replicas of functional objects of mass-culture in gleaming bronze continue to investigate the fundamentals of both traditional and Modernist sculpture, in particular Marcel Duchamp’s concept of the ready-made. Barker’s art has formed a particularly important part in the evolution of Pop Art Sculpture on either side of the Atlantic. His influence on Jeff Koons’ work from the 1980s was profound.
Pop art is an art movement that emerged in the mid-1950s in Britain and in the late 1950s in the United States. Pop art presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising, news, etc. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. The concept of pop art refers not as much to the art itself as to the attitudes that led to it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_art
Purim 2014 in Tel Aviv. This year my friends really go crazy. It took us a lot of time for the Pop Art Make Up for men and one woman. After 5 hours of work we went out to a party. Happy Purim to all of you.
The Make Up took over 6 hours. We look like Comic Book. The idea we took from Roy Lichtenstein. We have all different colors of the hair. The Pop Art Make up was created by Omer and 2 assistant that are professional Make Up Artist.
Here the link for our Purim costume from last year
Voici mon dernier tutoriel d’halloween. Ce look est très facile a reproduire à la maison et nous avons besoin que de quelques produits non dispendieux pour le reproduire. Tous les produits utilisés se retrouvent dans la description ci-dessous. Merci, ABONNEZ-VOUS!!