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Mark Barrow

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by Mark Barrow

2013

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The first monographic publication on American artist Mark Barrow is split into two small volumes, counterparts that complement each other to provide new insights into Barrow's unique practice. A Catalogue of paintings and drawings, featuring a conversation between the artist and Matthew Higgs, accompanies Redaction, Barrow's first artist’s book. Matthew Higgs: Can you say more about the book project you have been working on recently, and how you plan to present it—i.e. within a functional, furniture-like structure of your own design? Mark Barrow: The project is a conceptual piece that takes the form of book. It is called Redaction because it is a collection of texts and images I appropriated, and also because I alter the texts by removing words. The basic conceit of the book comes from the linguists Lakoff and Johnson: we can only understand concepts in terms of other concepts. To facilitate movement between concepts I try to pare the texts and images down to their basic elements—pixels and words. (…) The book represents similar ideas to those behind the paintings, but in a different form. I didn’t have to do much research for the book because I was already thinking about most of the texts and images vis-à-vis my paintings. The book seemed like a more direct or transparent medium for delivering the ideas because it did not carry the baggage of being a “painting.”ß It's just thoughts bound together. In this sense, making the book has given me clarity in my own thoughts, and in how I approach my paintings.

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Dimensions 19 x 14,5 cm 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in
Language English
Publisher Mousse Publishing
Contributors Stefano Cernuschi Matthew Higgs
Pages 2 volumes - 40 pages each
ISBN 9788867490462
Publication Date 2013

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Mark Barrow

Since they began to work together in 2008, Sarah Parke & Mark Barrow have shared a practice fusing textile production, computer coding and modernist design.

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