Barnaby Wills


The Flock

Barnaby Wills works mostly with the medium of painting. Wills considers his work to be respectful of tradition and history whilst at the same time wanting to engage with the contemporary art debate. The work focuses on the observation of certain subjects through the means of contextual experimentation and simplification. The subjects that are referenced are positioned to offer the audience a view into a world, and this particular view into something real has been enhanced through the lens of paint. When exploring themes the artist often frees himself from limitations and explores  many possibilities for one particular work intending to offer hope.

Taking care of the preparation for the creative process, the artist researches ideas and practical possibilities looking at what the world offers when we arrive at things. Wills is influenced by both the handling of observational limits and aesthetic gestures to present something that intends to appear as a kind of interface for society. Barnaby Wills studied fine arts at The University of the West of England, Bristol (2002-2005).