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Anna Barriball EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Black Wardrobe
Anna Barriball
Black Wardrobe

2003

Tape on wardrobe

177.8 x 70 x 40 cm
Black Wardrobe is a bureau wrapped seamlessly in tape. Anna Barriball used obsessively repeated actions to press and rub the tape into the cupboard’s surface so that the coating forms a second skin that reveals the dresser’s most minute textures. Suffocated in black, the cupboard is almost unrecognisable as a solid form, becoming instead a monumental void connoting absence and memory. Through her intensive process, Barriball unveils a mystery in the domestic and familiar. Her work alludes to a synaesthesia of sight and touch, where senses merge and become heightened.
Door
Anna Barriball
Door

2004

Pencil on paper

208.5 x 88 x 6 cm
Anna Barriball’s works convey an intimacy with the overly familiar. She smothers the surfaces of everyday objects so they become seductively sinister husks of their former selves. Made by placing a large piece of paper over a door, and rubbing it with a pencil, Door is a drawing that assumes the qualities of a sculpture. Its burnished graphite surface captures every subtle detail of the original object, while the paper warps and fluxes through repetitive handling to gain a solidity of its own. Central to Barriball’s practice is the time and effort involved in the making; her process formulates as poetic meditation, finding a delicate fascination in the mundane and overlooked.






Other artists in
NEWSPEAK: BRITISH ART NOW

Caroline Achaintre    Tasha Amini    Hurvin Anderson    Maurizio Anzeri    Jonathan Baldock    Anna Barriball    Steve Bishop    Karla Black    Lynette Yiadom Boakye    Pablo Bronstein    Alan Brooks    Peter Linde Busk    Carla Busuttil    Nicholas Byrne    Gareth Cadwallader    Juliana Cerqueira Leite    Spartacus Chetwynd    Steven Claydon    Clarisse d'Arcimoles    William Daniels    Matthew Darbyshire    Graham Durward    Tim Ellis    Tom Ellis    Richard Evans    Tessa Farmer    Marcus Foster    Robert Fry    Ximena Garrido-Lecca    Jaime Gili    Nick Goss    Luke Gottelier    Kate Groobey    Anthea Hamilton    Anne Hardy    Gabriel Hartley    Nicholas Hatfull    Iain Hetherington    Alexander Hoda    Sigrid Holmwood    Systems House    James Howard    Graham Hudson    Dean Hughes    Des Hughes    Mustafa Hulusi    Paul Johnson    Edward Kay    Idris Khan    Scott King    Ansel Krut     littlewhitehead    Alastair MacKinven    Goshka Macuga    Ryan Mosley    Rupert Norfolk    Arif Ozakca    Mark Pearson    Dan Perfect    Peter Peri    Olivia Plender    Henrijs Preiss    Ged Quinn    Clunie Reid    Barry Reigate    Luke Rudolf    Maaike Schoorel    Daniel Silver    David Brian Smith    Renee So    Fergal Stapleton    Clare Stephenson    Caragh Thuring    Phoebe Unwin    Donald Urquhart    Jonathan Wateridge    John Wynne    Toby Ziegler

Anna Barriball's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1972, Plymouth, England
Lives and works in London



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2009
Frith Street Gallery, London

2008
Projection, Institut im Glaspavillon, Berlin
Live Art Performance: More and More – Performance of Reduction, Artist Studio
Residency, Camden Arts Centre, London

2007
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

2006
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
The New Art Gallery, Walsall

2005
Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall
Gasworks, London

2004
Frith Street Gallery, London

2003
Recognition: Anna Barriball and David Musgrave, Arnolfini, Bristol


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Studio 44, Stockholm (forthcoming)

2009
Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, (forthcoming)
Lunar Distance, De Hallen, Haarlem (forthcoming)
Timewarp, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch
Second Hand, Engholm Engelhorn Galleries, Vienna

2008
Park Avenue, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
Interiors and Prospects, Henry Moore Institute/Leeds City Art Gallery
Out Riding Feet, Harris Liebermann, NYC
Scary Movie, Contemporary Art Centre of SA1011

2007
Echo Room, Alcala 3, Madrid
Scary Movie, Contemporary Art Centre of SA

2006
Resonance, Frith Street Gallery, London
How to Improve the World: 60 Years of British Art, Hayward Gallery,
London
I Walk the Lines, Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Until It Makes Sense, Seventeen Gallery, London & Galerie Thaddeus
Ropac, Paris
You’ll Never Know, Hayward Gallery National (touring exhibition)

2005-2006
British Art Show 6 (BAS 6) touring exhibition, curated by Alex Farquharson and
Andrea Schlieker
The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, Wimbledon School of Art, London

2003
Frequencies, Frith Street Gallery, London
Turpentine, Studio Voltaire, London
Bonobos, Niels Borch Jenson Galerie, Berlin
Not Always The Same, hammer, London
Mjellby Art Centre, Halmstad, Sweden

2002-2003
Still Life in contemporary British art, British Council Touring Exhibition

2002
Superfluity: British Artists at Latvijas Makslas Akademija Latvijas Makslas Akademija, Riga, Latvia
Prospects 2002 contemporary drawing exhibition Essor Gallery Project Space, London
Giardino Studio d'Arte Raffaelli, Trento/Galleria Del Tasso Arte Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy

2001
Centro Culturale Paggeria del Commune di Sassuolo, Sassuolo, (Modena), Italy
The (Ideal) Home Show, Gimpel Fils, London
Drawings, Frith Street Gallery, London
Rewind, Glassbox, Paris

2000
Felt-tip, Zwemmer Gallery, London
Oeuvre d'etre/Works of being, Temple Gallery, Rome
New Contemporaries 2000 Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes
Cornerhouse, Manchester
Inverleith House, Edinburgh
The Armchair Project, Cinch, London
Here Comes the Night, London
Living With the Dutch, London

1999
The Office of Misplaced Events, Lotta Hammer Gallery, London
Brainstorm, Goldsmiths College, London
The Equinox, Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire

1997
ne me quitte pas, Glassbox, Paris

1995
Works on Paper, The Brooks Centre, Winchester