by Christopher Stribley in New Art on Thursday 17 November 2011

If the name Barnaby Whitfield conjures up images of the circus, that wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate. You might recognize his work from covers he has illustrated for The Dresden Dolls. This Brooklyn-based artist lives in a world populated by his own mythology of blushing youths, supermodels, Abraham Lincoln, and birds.

Lots of exotic birds. He’s master of the inappropriate and uncomfortable and also holds the distinction of being a rare breed of pastel painters. He doesn’t just take the self-portrait to surreal hallucinatory levels, he lives there and provides us with a voyeurist’s veiw of his internal dialogues and obsessions. Oh, and he just happens to look like a supermodel.
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