Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Barnaby Barford at David Gill Galleries, London

by Suzanne on March 25th, 2011

We're hoping he'll grow out of it by Barnaby Barford, porcelain, music box, enamel paint, 2007 - click to enlarge

From this weekend onwards, Barnaby Barford (previously featured here and here and of course here) will be showing works from his Love Is... series at David Gill Galleries in London who weren't helpful with sending me image material or providing any other information like opening times and such so I'm afraid I'll have to leave you with the above image from a couple of years back.

But be prepared to see sugar rush-inducing kitsch porcellana forsho.

The exhibition remains on show until the end of June.

On show: Mar 27 - Jun 30, 2011

Address: David Gill Galleries, 3 Loughborough Street, London SW11, UK, tel: +44 (0) 207 793 1100

Press release

Artist's website

Barnaby Barford's "The Good, The Bad, The Belle" at Spring Projects, London

by Suzanne on March 9th, 2009

Happy Meal (detail) by Barnaby Barford, 2009 - click for details/larger view

One of the great things about living in London is being surrounded by great art and galleries that dare to put on exhibitions with a twisted sense of humour.

Spring Projects is a gallery in an amazing industrial complex just behind the railway tracks in Kentish Town.

It opened only a year ago, but the current Barnaby Barford (previously featured here and here) exhibition shows that Spring has great a very refined bad taste and hopefully a long and healthy future as a gallery.

Family Feast (detail) by Barnaby Barford, 2009 - click for details/larger view

Oh, and their staff is simply irresistible and their no-bullshit approach to contemporary art could teach many galleries a lesson.

A must-visit!

Does that mean we're not getting any presents? (detail) by Barnaby Barford, 2009 - click for details/larger view

On show: February 27 - April 5, 2009

Address: Spring Projects, 10 Spring Place, London, NW5 3BH, UK


Porcellana Nervosa on Wurzeltod®

Barnaby Barford in London

by Suzanne on March 20th, 2008

Shit! Daddy's going to kill me! by Barnaby Barford, 2007

If you happen to be in London over Easter, don't miss Barnaby Barford's Private Lives show at David Gill Galleries.

Barnaby (b.1977) - previously featured in my Porcellana Nervosa collection - graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Art in 2002 and has both won awards and been the subject of several UK solo exhibitions and international group shows ever since.

Closes: Sunday, March 23, 2008

Address: David Gill Galleries, 60 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HH, tel: +44 (0) 207 589 5946

Porcellana Nervosa

by Suzanne on September 24th, 2007

Mother and Child by Harma Heikens, mixed media, 80 x 60 x 40 cm, 2004

For the stressed reader: The Sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiideshow! Much shorter this time. I promise.

If you're a sculptor working with porcelain/ceramics/glass/ivory et al. and want to be added to Porcellana Nervosa, please feel free to leave a comment to this post.

BoingBoing's Antique Ivory Skull Statuettes

Barnaby Barford (site currently down - visit DesignBoom instead!)

Crystal Morey (via The StuntKid)

Cynthia Consentino (via SubStrom)

Harma Heikens (via Andrea Natale)

Hieronymus Bosch Action Figures (by the Parastone Mouseion collection)

Julien Martinez (previously featured here)

Justin Novak (via Glubibulga)

Les Deux Garcons (previously featured here)

Liu Jianhua (I was lucky enough to see some of his sculptures at the beautiful Mahjong show in Berne - via Andrea Natale)

Lucio Bubacco (via Notes From Somewhere Bizarre)

Mark Ryden's Angel of Meat (seen here exhibited at Carrie Secrist Gallery)

Martin Klimas

Pia Stadtbäumer

Renée Laferriere (via Strange Little Girls)

Richard Stipl (via Hugo)


Charles Krafft

Joseph Seigenthaler (thanks, Jessica Joslin!)

Shary Boyle (previously featured here and here)