Shawn Barber’s body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture, and documenting contemporary tattoo culture. Barber’s intimate renditions of tattooed individuals balance both meticulous brush strokes and loose energy. Figurative in nature, these large paintings take on abstractions with explosive colors, meandering lines and paint dripping down the canvas. In ‘The Tattooed Portraits Series’, Shawn has created an homage and study of modern tattooing through painting portraits of tattooists and artists, tattooist’s at work, their tools and environments.
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