What comes after Po-Po-Mo?

Face Time! New Painting Series.


 

These images are from my first painting series of 2011. I will probably continue with this series for a while; these are the first 8 to be completed, for a 4 person show at Portland’s Goodfoot.  One reason that I’ve started this blog is to document some of my process and technique. This series will give good context for in-process photos because the repeated image will provide us with some visual context. Here’s a paragraph from my artist statement for the Goodfoot show:

“My first very prolific series began in 1999, in which I manipulated closely cropped photos of women’s faces, with photoshop, and used these images to map out compositions on canvas. It was an excellent experiment because the repetition gave great context and a reference point for the effectiveness of each style or technique.  Now, I’ve returned to these same compositions, curious to see how the last decade has affected me stylistically.” 

 

"Crushed" Joel Barber 2011“Crushed” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Made It!" Joel Barber (2011) 40x30 inches, acrylic on mahogany“Made It!” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Faux." Joel Barber 2011

"Faux." Joel Barber (2011) 40x30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Maybe Knot" Joel Barber 2011“Maybe Knot” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Spark" Joel Barber 2011“Spark” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Too Subtle?" Joel Barber 2011“Too Subtle?” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Twice" Joel Barber 2011“Twice” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

"Bump" Joel Barber 2011“Bump” Joel Barber (2011) 40×30 inches, acrylic on mahogany

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