- Website: http://www.solbaileybarker.com
Sol Bailey-Barker MRBS (b 1987) is a British multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with sculpture and performance. His works fuse historical and sociological research with an inquiry into the power and symbolism of materials, tools and everyday objects. Informed by archeology, geometry, mythology and a diverse range of contemporary and ancient spiritual practices and story-telling traditions, his work seeks to re-consider history from a non-colonial perspective.
Sol Bailey-Barker studied Performance and Visual Art at Brighton Faculty of The Arts. His recent exhibitions include The perpetuity of ruin at FieldWorks, From Myth To Earth (funded by the Arts Council England) and Wyrd Then : Weird Now at The Koppel Project in London. In October 2017 he will be exhibiting at Galeria Impakto in Lima, Peru. In 2016 Bailey-Barker was invited to exhibit his monumental sculptures Forms Shaped Through Time in Holborn Circus (City of London). Bailey-Barker’s works are in both private and public collections including Riverhill Himalayan Sculpture Garden (Kent).
In 2017 He was selected for the RBS hex residency in munich and will be artist in residence at galeria impakto (Peru); in 2016 he was artist in residence at the OUTSET residency in Tel Aviv, in 2014 he was in residence at Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Colombia and Portico Di Romagna in Italy. He was awarded the ashurst emerging artist prize for sculpture in 2017,; shortlisted for the Brian Mercer Award in 2016 and selected for the first National Sculpture Symposium in 2014.
Bailey-Barker’s work has been featured in Phoenix Magazine, FAD, Avenir Magazine, After Nyne, This Is Tomorrow, Nomadic Press, Pocko, Guardian and recently in a documentary about his exhibition From Myth To Earth produced by Tariq Ali for TeleSur.
- Categories: Abstract, Installation/Land/Site-specific, Conceptual
- Materials: Mixed media, Granite/Marble/Stone, Metal (other)
- Location: London