I make art to make sense of the world and my place within it. Whether it is words, shops, or the apple, I fully immerse myself. I think through making, asking questions and gaining clarity through rigorous repetition and investigation. Working across drawing, sculpture, film, installation and painting, I use 'Words' and 'the Apple' to explore the fundamental questions driving human nature, our anxiety afflicted society and our incessant need for More.
Barford's Giant Apple installed in Holland Park
Barford's latest body of work reflects on Truth & Lies and Fear & Love.
Through sculptures and drawings, Barford uses his obsession with The Apple to explore our incessant need for MORE.
A hugely successful project at the V&A in London. A 6 m tower comprising 3000 unique bone china London shops.
The energetic word drawings are abstract pictures made by repeating the same hand-written word until its meaning becomes warped.