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Anna Barriball

Anna Barriball

*  1972 Plymouth (England)

The English artist Anna Barriball, who has long since attained international fame with her thoughtful works, was born in Plymouth, southwest England, in 1972. In 1991, she first enrolled at the Falmouth School of Art, one year later Anna Barriball changed to the Winchester School of Art, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1995. In 2000 she graduated from Chelsea College of Art with a master's degree.
In her subtle, highly poetic works Anna Barriball questions everyday things. Her oeuvre comprises various genres, however, her technically complex pencil drawings that bring the surfaces of doors or windows onto the image carrier in frottage technique are especially worthwhile mentioning. This leads to a shiny and precious appearance of the image surface and an effect of three-dimensionality, which reflects space as an essential characteristic of the image objects, the boundaries between the genres become blurred. At the same time the artist plays with the observer's associations, who imagines hidden room behind the door or the window. In this context Anna Barriball's frottage works have a mysterious, almost surreal dimension.
Numerous international solo exhibitions showcase the works by Anna Barriball, most recently her work made around 2013 were shown in the Villa Stuck in Munich. The artist's oeuvre is also in possession of renowned museums and public collections, such as the Tate Modern in London, the local British Council Collection, the Herning Museum in Denmark or the RISD Museum in Rhode Island (USA).
Anna Barriball lives and works in London.