This Thursday at Joshua Liner Gallery, Los Angeles based artist Shawn Barber will debut 'Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series', an exhibition of new works presented in conjunction with the forthcoming hardcover release bearing the same title. In his latest body of work (and book), Barber lovingly chronicles a fascinating world, its artist denizens, and aficionados, many of whom are notable in their own right, such as Don Ed Hardy, Kim Saigh, Stanley Moskowitz, Grime, Henry Lewis, and Adrian Lee.
“As a figurative painter, my interests are influenced by the past and the tradition of documenting influential and interesting people,” says Barber. “I look to examples by Velazquez, Goya, Rembrandt, and Lucian Freud. Authenticity is what’s important…these are not generic models, airbrushed and edited for the masses. These are people that matter.”
Thursday, June 28th 6-9pm Joshua Liner Gallery 548 West 28th Street 3rd Floor New York, New York 10001 joshualinergallery.com