Press

Wallpaper*

(May 2019)

‘The moment you reach to pick the fruit, you’re reenacting the downfall of mankind,’

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Hedge

(November 2018)

“The installation is typical of Barford: his works question our desires, our beliefs and our place in society. Conceived during the lead up to the Brexit referendum, Barford describes ME WANT NOW as a metaphor for the British public.”

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GQ

(September 2018)

“Searching for the next Picasso, Pollock or Hockney to invest in? We select the 10 best artists around today.”

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Financial Times, How To Spend It

(April 2018)

“I have a collection of rocks and pebbles from places we’ve been, each with a story to tell.”

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The Times

(September 2017)

“In English we call it still life. In French they say nature more. [...] This show translates a traditional genre into contemporary language.”

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The Evening Standard, Online

(August 2017)

“Barford has created a large-scale word drawing called ‘Courage’, with the word repeated thousands of times as a reminder of the resilience of the children supported by Rays of Sunshine.”

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The Mayfair Magazine

(January 2017)

“Going large was not always intentional for Barford, [...] his works aren’t about shouting the loudest. "They can be huge and subtle at the same time, even though they’re so physically large.”

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Cloud Magazine

(January 2017)

“Artist Barnaby Barford does arrestingly unexpected things with ceramics, barbing his gorgeous-looking pieces with pointed questions about the way we live.”

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C-File

(December 2016)

Barford tackles greed, me-first culture and the implications of living in a post-fact society.

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Financial Times, How to Spend it

(November 2016)

“There is a visual playfulness to clay, in that it responds to immediate gestures, which adds to its accessibility.”

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Wallpaper

(November 2016)

“Barford’s exploration touches upon themes of dissatisfaction, selfish pursuit and its effect, a sort of ‘empathy fatigue’ which seems to be invading modern society.”

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BBC News, Week in Pictures

(November 2016)

A look at some of the events in the world of arts over the past week.

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F Word Magazine

(November 2016)

“Barnaby Barford is unquestionably an artist that pushes the boundaries of conformism further and beyond.”

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ARTNET

(November 2016)

“Making work is how I try to answer questions, and the process is an investigation into ideas.”

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Crafts Magazine

(November 2016)

“The words I have chosen are positive. It is in their relationship to each other and, ultimately, the installation as a whole that drives the narrative of the exhibition.”

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Financial times, How to Spend it

(November 2016)

“London­based artist Barnaby Barford never shrinks from presenting work that compels viewers to reflect on their values and choices,”

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Hospital Club

(November 2016)

On winning the h.Club 100 Award for Art, Design and Craft.

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It’s Nice That

(October 2016)

Artist Barnaby Barford has spoken out on the impact of Brexit on the British arts and culture.

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The Daily Telegraph

(September 2015)

A ceramic installation of Biblical proportions.

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The Guardian

(September 2016)

“Shops are the wallpaper of our city.”

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Financiat Times, FT Weekend

(September 2015)

“Once you have found what a material can do, you end up thinking in it.”

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Creative Review

(September 2015)

Barford describes the work as a snapshot of London‘s shop today.

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The Evening standard

(September 2016)

“Barnaby Barford hates shopping."

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Art Newspaper

(June 2015)

“It‘s about retail as a pastime, and the idea of shopping as a means (or not) to attain happiness.”

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Christie‘s

(September 2016)

In her weekly column, Meredith Etherington-Smith turns her antenna to the exhibitions giving ceramics a shake up.”

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Hi-Fructose

(September 2015)

“This is London in all its retail glory, our city in the beginning of the 21st century and I‘m asking, how does it make you feel?”

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Craft Magazine

(February 2013)

“Barnaby Barford‘s project based on the seven deadly sins sees him take a startling new direction;”

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Wallpaper

(September 2013)

“All the sins start of at the same place as virtues. You love something but then it becomes excessive.”

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The Times Style Magazine

(March 2013)

“I have a love-hate relationship with Ceramics. [...] It feels like it found me and won‘t leave me alone.”

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Hi-Fructose

(August 2008)

"Barford transforms found ceramic figures into elegant and delicately rearranged sculptures that are tragic, hilarious, and always tell a story."

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