Barnaby Furnas

American, b. 1973

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Barnaby Furnas

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American, b. 1973

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Biography

Barnaby Furnas is known for scenes of graphic violence and emotional extremes, as in his bloody battle paintings of the Civil War and Iwo Jima that use energetic line and angular, staccato brushwork to collapse realistic detail into painterly abstraction. His wide-ranging sources include video games, comic books, pop culture, the history of painting, and the philosophy of perception. “One of the things I do well is let things be what they want to be,” Furnas once said. “You wait to see a face emerge, and then you help that face along.” His expressionistic canvases, bursting with saturated color, walk the line between figuration and abstraction, surface and space, narrative and formalism.

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New Museum, and 1 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biography

Barnaby Furnas is known for scenes of graphic violence and emotional extremes, as in his bloody battle paintings of the Civil War and Iwo Jima that use energetic line and angular, staccato brushwork to collapse realistic detail into painterly abstraction. His wide-ranging sources include video games, comic books, pop culture, the history of painting, and the philosophy of perception. “One of the things I do well is let things be what they want to be,” Furnas once said. “You wait to see a face emerge, and then you help that face along.” His expressionistic canvases, bursting with saturated color, walk the line between figuration and abstraction, surface and space, narrative and formalism.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Articles Featuring Barnaby Furnas
10 Trending Booths at Art Basel 2014
Jun 17th, 2014
10 Trending Booths at Art Basel 2014
My Highlights from the IFPDA Print Fair 2013
Oct 29th, 2013
My Highlights from the IFPDA Print Fair 2013
Teachers and Students: Carroll Dunham and Barnaby Furnas
Aug 10th, 2013
Teachers and Students: Carroll Dunham and Barnaby Furnas
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