Barnaby Furnas

Born: 1973

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Lives and Works: New York, NY

Education: MFA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2000
BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1995

Barnaby Furnas Bio

About The Artist

Barnaby Furnas grew up a teenage graffiti artist at a Quaker-based commune in Philadelphia. After graduate school, he burst onto the art scene with paintings depicting American Civil War battles infused with a cartoon sensibility: riots of motion and pigment evoke violent blood splatters, dismemberments, and attention-grabbing "retinal sizzle." Furnas deftly merges his conflation of fantasy and history with his formalist concerns of material realism and a guerilla misuse of watercolor. From portraits of well-to-do nicotine addicts to epic-sized landscapes of floods of blood to the escalating energy of rock concerts, Furnas conjures states of ecstasy as both joy and agony.

Barnaby Furnas Gallery Art

Galleries

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY


Barnaby Furnas Permanent Collections

Select Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Lever House Art Collection, New York, NY
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Frank-Suss Collection, London, UK, Sydney, Australia, and Hong Kong

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