Plot Twist #59
acrylic & indian ink on paper
25 x 25 cm
Born in Birmingham in 1973, Will Barras is a pioneer of the British street art scene. In 1999, as a founding member of an artist collective in Bristol, he was one of the main protagonists of a new creative movement from which Banksy and others later emerged. In the past 15 years he has realized numerous mural projects worldwide: in Tate Modern’s turbine hall he collaborated on a mural with two other members of his collective, and in Taipei he painted a mural for the Pow!Wow! Festival.
His figurative painting on paper or canvas is characterized by his distinctive style. Using volatile colour fields and fluid lines, Will Barras depicts story fragments. They are snapshots of movements in a modern urban environment – female figures play a central role in these scenes as well as fast vehicles.
In addition to his work as an artist, Barras has made a name for himself as an illustrator and animation director. He now lives and works in London.