This hole contains ideas, scribbles, graphic work, and photographs from 1990 onwards, some of it barely there, but nevertheless it just ‘is’.
Who would like such stuff as contained within? People like me, really; those who admire structural decay, archaic industrial machinery, rust, rusting morality, rural vandalism, urban graffiti, and general mischievousness.
I hope you find a girder, busted door, old piece of rope, or aerosol pattern to call your own. And name it after me if you like.
Monday, 3 September 2007
Territorial Markings - Part II
["I Am Gay" closeup shot - excellent stencil work with deliberate drips from eyes, nose and mouth too, maybe. An Ebola Syndrome Icon perhaps?]
Well, this whole update series is a little different, myself taking shots of other people's handywork for a change.
Phil Barrington (Born April 1976 in East Anglia, England) is an English conceptual artist who currently resides in Norfolk, England. His work (at times symbolic, literal or surreal) often deals with such themes as social fear, street violence, moral degradation, urban paranoia, class, gender, industrialism, loneliness and the archetypal 'Outsider'.
Barrington's stark yet, at times, complex multimedia output (most notably through his use of creative photography) often recall early street photography and the origins of the Theatre of the Absurd in the avant-garde art experiments of the 1920s-30s. www.barringtonarts.com