by Kevin Zych in New Art on Monday 4 November 2013

Will Barras is an artist, illustrator, and animator from Birmingham, England. He began his career when he started doodling with his friend between answering calls at a tiresome desk job. Today, years after hanging up the phone, his work has evolved into dynamic images featuring distorted figures walking, biking, and riding horses through colorful landscapes.

His bizzare characters often dissolve from layered foregrounds only to resurface again with fluid streaks of line and color. For inspiration, Barras draws heavily from the motion of skateboarders, motorcycles, and city life.