Barry and Gill Newton are continuing their process based experiments and exploration of working methods to share their skills and encourage the generation of new ideas and approaches. The intention is to blend painted urban narratives with intuitive abstract drawings and assemblages into a relational installation.
Barry Haskins work is figurative. He paints everyday life as he encounters it. For him it’s a type of social realism, not necessarily championing any specific social strata, but focusing directly on the here and now. His recent work involves trawling through newspapers to find printed images to use in his system of transformation and combination, whereby he combines several images to create a further narrative. The photographic image is important to Haskins as it is easily understood, straightforward and digestible. His work describes an urban narrative but also plays with portraiture.
Barry gained both his MA Fine Art 2013 and BA Fine Art 2002 at Wimbledon School of Art. He received the Irene Dicker Award - Carshalton and Wallington Art Group - for his painting ‘Girl wiv a Coffee’ 2016. And exhibits across the UK.