Per Barclay | the artist




The artist Per Barclay
Born 1955, Oslo, Norway.
Lives and works in Paris, France.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography, Installation art,


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His origins are particularly evident in his unique perception of nature, transmitted through the idea of dwelling rather than that of direct appreciation. The enclosure becomes a receptacle for landscape, in full osmosis with it, but inverting all the principles of interior-exterior. It rained on the inside of small houses Per Barclay made out of glass and metal, where water was extended over the tables in the installation at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, contained in glass cubes and in Interiors or in other Water Houses…
Untitled (Old Boathouse, Oksefjord, Norway)
Untitled work
Per Barclay nace en Oslo en 1955 y estudia Historia del Arte en la facultad de Bergen (Noruega). Es ahí donde, bajo la influencia de la obra de Edward Munch, a quien convierte en su guía artístico, comienza a trabajar con los conceptos de tensión y, en algunos casos, de dramatismo que están en la base de todas sus piezas…



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