Focusing primarily on portraiture, Barns-Grahams hard edged, anti-gestural style with it's highly refined technique allows him to create smooth surfaces and perfectly even colour gradients. Throughout his work, there is an interest in the mechanics of glamour - the ways in which beauty is produced and perceived - in contemporary and historical settings.
" I think mystery is the bases for ideal feminine beauty. This quality is elusive but it is what I try to capture in my work."
The viewer of Barns-Graham's work is presented with perfection but the intended response is ambiguous. On one hand, the work seems emotionally charged, but on the other does not prescribe a single narrative. Instead, the lack of context offers a limitless array of potential interpretations with speculation demanded from the viewer.
2019 Cumulative Intentions - Gray Gallery
2018 Recent Work - Arthaus Contemporary
2017 Millenibethan - Gray Gallery
2016 Recent Work - Arthaus Contemporary
2014 Half Light - Sanderson Gallery
2012 Virtuals - Sanderson Gallery
2011 Venus - Sanderson Gallery
2010 Still - Sanderson Gallery
2009 Flash - Sanderson Gallery
2008 The Passage Between - Sanderson Gallery
2007 Gatecrashers - Sanderson Gallery