Bill Barrett is a contemporary sculptor working in an abstract style. Bill Barrett was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1934.
Barrett attended the University of Michigan where he earned a B.A., M.S., and a M.F.A.
Below a we take a closer look at sculpture by Bill Barrett:
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The artist often works with extremely hard surfaces including aluminum, steel, and bronze. Barrett employs various techniques to give texture to the surface, often painting his steel works to avoid rust.
In this clip a fantastic interview with the artist:
Barrett is part of the permanent collections of the Sante Fe Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The artist has also created public works located around New York City.
In the early 1990’s Barrett started to experiment with painting. These works remind me of the previous post, Alex Janvier, for their use of pure color and abstract shapes.
Barrett has a unique ability to make something as hard as steel or aluminum and give it the life and fluidity of water. The artist has a great eye for creating abstract organic shapes.