Anna Barriball


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Year 2024
Medium Pastel on paper
Dimensions 27. 2 x 21.4 cm

About the work

Different tactile processes of drawing are at the heart of Anna Barriball’s practice. Working across a range of mediums the artist has an ongoing interest in how temporality, memory and the mechanics of sight all interact. To make this drawing the artist placed her left hand’s fingertips and thumb on to a piece of paper and with her right hand applied pastel dust to the sheet. Recently referencing photographic processes in her drawings this piece brings to mind a photogram where an object has been placed on photographic paper and exposed to light. Once taking her left hand off the surface she worked further with the pastel dust to create an image of her hand reaching out towards the viewer.

Career Highlights

Recent solo exhibition – New Drawings, Frith Street Gallery, London (2024).

Recent group exhibition – Anna Barriball and Susan Hiller, Galería MPA, Madrid (2019).

Collections include:Arts Council Collection, London; Kunstmuseum Basel; Kunsthaus Pasquart, Biel; Tate Collection, London; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles.

← Amelia Barratt

Giant Ant

David Batchelor →

Stack Collage 1 (for Drawing Room)

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