Barry’s sculptures are the culmination of decades of study of human and animal anatomy, classical, renaissance and Baroque sculpture at the same time developing his own dynamic yet slightly ethereal style.
Barry grew up in Mid Wales and from an early age he was captivated by the beauty and perfection of nature in all its forms. His observations of the natural world taught him of the many various beautiful creations and the complex mechanism connecting muscle to bone which enable a rabbit’s leg to propel it forward.
As Barry’s observations became more acute, he would tirelessly draw these images from memory trying to replicate what he had seen. With a natural flair for Art, and a training as a precision engineer he started up a small business in 1989 as a cabinet maker, and introduced carving to embellish the furniture which proved popular with clients. Barry’s carving commissions extended to a heritage shop front, carving restoration at Ripley House, Trafalgar, and Cambridge Gate, London.
After deciding to dedicate himself to sculpture and realizing the need to extend his knowledge of the traditions of sculpture, Barry studied Art History where he was fascinated by the achievements of Phidias who used the golden ratio to proportion his works and Renaissance sculptors like Donatello and Michelangelo.
Barry has sculpted portrait busts of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare and many others from solid Carrara marble blocks imported from Italy. He also sculpted a larger than life-size statue of the 16th century Bishop William Morgan from Llanrhaeadr-ym-mochnant who translated the Bible from Hebrew into Welsh, and was unveiled by First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones in 2012.
137th Royal Cambrian Academician’s Summer Exhibition
Conwy, 20th July – 7th September 2019
Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts: 5th January to 9th February
Conwy Exhibition Entry
Moma Gallery, Machynlleth: 19th January to 2nd March
Anatomical studies of natural history in bronze sculpture
Chester Arts Fair 16th – 18th November 2018
International Art Fair: October 19th-21st, 2018
Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris Represented by Mona Youseff Gallery, Ontario, Canada
Solo Exhibition – Mayfair, London 2018
14th – 15th March 2018 46, Curzon st. Mayfair
Chester Arts Fair 2017
International Arts Fair, Chester 17th – 19th November 2017
Ellesmere national art exhibition 2017
Images from Ellesmere national art exhibition 2017
Milan International Art Award
25th July 2017 Milan International Art Award Theater Dal Verme Milan
International Award Caravaggio Experience
26th – 29th May 2017 ‘International Award Caravaggio Experience’ Bramante’s Halls Piazza del Popolo Rome
2nd Bienal de Arte Barcelona
5th – 7th May 2017 2nd Bienal de Arte Barcelona, European Museum of Modern Art of Barcelona Barcelona
Biennale International Paschiera del Garda, Verona
31st March – 3rd April 2017 Pictures from the exhibition
Oxford International Art Fair
24th – 26th February 2017, Oxford town hall, Oxford.
‘Contemporaries at Uffizi’: Florence
2016, Exhibition in Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
‘Artists at Palazzo Ximenes’, Florence 2016
2016, Exhibition in Palazzo Ximenes, Ximenes-Panciatichi Palace, Florence
Carousel Du Louvre, Paris
2016, Screen exhibition, Carousel Du Louvre, Paris
Horse of the Year Show
September 2016, Tradestand exhibition.
Venice in Art – Casanova Award
September 17th 2016, Flangini Palace, Venice
Arts and Colours, September 2016
International Contemporary Art Exhibition – ART AND COLOURS 4th-16th September 2016, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall, London
Ellesmere national art exhibition 2016
Images from Ellesmere national art exhibition 2016
Oxford International Art Fair 2016
Pictures from Oxford International Art Fair 2016
Chelsea International Art Fair
Parallax Art Fair – Chelsea Town Hall, Chelsea
Willow Gallery 2016
Willow Gallery, Oswestry, 2016
Royal Welsh Show
Burghley Horse Trials 2015
Works on show at Burghley Horse Trials in 2015
Ellesmere National Art Exhibition 2015
A selection of works on show at the Ellesmere National Art Exhibition 2015
Burghley Horse Trials 2014
Image showing sculptures on show at Burghley Horse Trials 2014
Ellesmere National Art Exhibition 2014
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