Phyllida Barlow | the artist




The artist Phyllida Barlow
Born 1944, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Lives and works in London.

Style and technique of the artist: Sculpture Objects, Installation art, Painting,


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Phyllida Barlow review
In Phyllida Barlow’s untitled: signs (all works 2010), copies of real estate ‘for sale’ signs are quickly, almost haplessly slapped together. The work’s construction is characterized mainly by speed and is perhaps based on a vague recollection that’s not necessarily just visual: surfaces are a grimy blend of thick paint drips and smeared cement; older paint layers peek out from underneath the brutal Spackle…

Phyllida Barlow
Phyllida Barlow’s sculptural installations function somewhere between the autonomous and the associative. By shifting scale and composition her structures and objects play with the
familiar and seem to take command of a space whilst appearing temporary and incomplete. Her work references painterly abstraction both through the deployment of colour and the
materials she uses. Barlow’s daubed application of paint amplifies the use of pattern and repetition in her constructions. Scale and materials are used to bring about a sense of place
where pieces are to be walked around and through. The built structures dwell in the space implying some kind of contingent purpose.

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