In The Press: Barnaby Furnas in Art+Auction

February 1, 2011

Alumnus Barnaby Furnas (BFA 1996 Fine Arts) was recently profiled by Art+Auction magazine. Described as having a, “love of spontaneity and experimentation,” his work extends, “from chaotic scenes of the American Civil War to ecstatic portrayals of lovers embracing.” Tracing his life from his Quaker roots to a graffiti-spraying teen in Philadelphia and onto his time in New York City, writer Scott Indrisek explains the influence of Caroll Dunham, Philip Guston and Kara Walker on Furnas’ work.

As the artist says in the piece, “The paintings are scenes in which everything is going at different speeds. It’s cartoon people living in a cartoon world having really real, tight-focus photographic things happen to them.”

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