Normal Man

Soloshow, Circa Gallery Johannesburg, Feb – March 2015


Gallery Presstext:

“normal man, the latest body of work from South African artist Wayne Barker, presents beaded canvases and oil paintings that protrude into the sculptural realm. His instantly recognizable vernacular is present in these works, and he develops his visual language extending objects from the canvas, as he has in the past, but with a greater emphasis on the life that extends beyond the flat surface of the canvas itself. Barker pays tribute to influential people and cultural phenomena in normal man, using found objects and text frequently, a clear nod to the Dadaists of the 20th Century. Barker’s work contains the same sense of ordered chaos, and he echoes their sentiments in his clear critical examination of his universe.”

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