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.

THIS EARTH OF MAJESTY, THIS SEAT OF MARS, 2019

THIS EARTH OF MAJESTY, THIS SEAT OF MARS, 2019 >

Barford's Giant Apple installed in Holland Park

TRUTHLIESFEARLOVE at David Gill Gallery, 2020

TRUTHLIESFEARLOVE at David Gill Gallery, 2020 >

Barford's latest body of work reflects on Truth & Lies and Fear & Love.

More More More, 2019

More More More, 2019 >

Through sculptures and drawings, Barford uses his obsession with The Apple to explore our incessant need for MORE.

The Tower of Babel, 2015

The Tower of Babel, 2015 >

A hugely successful project at the V&A in London. A 6 m tower comprising 3000 unique bone china London shops.

Selected Drawings 2016-2018

Selected Drawings 2016-2018 >

The energetic word drawings are abstract pictures made by repeating the same hand-written word until its meaning becomes warped.