New York-based artist Barnaby Furnas (b. 1973) has dealt with “the personal in a historical way, and the historical in a personal way” throughout the entirety of his career. Tackling the more dramatic themes of the human condition, Furnas’ monumental and tradition-bound subjects have evolved from historical events to more mythical and religious iconography. His diverse and deft cache of painterly techniques, including pouring, splashing, patterning, and even burning, are often integrated into the composition and converge with depiction in a truly tactile experience of the picture plane.
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