Thomas Barrow’s distinguished career in photography is characterized by a remarkable range and complexity of imagery. As one who almost immediately abandoned the traditional approach to photography, Barrow has found inspiration in the work of experimental printmakers and painters and was deeply influenced by the Bauhaus approach of the Institute of Design, where he studied in the 1960s. Although his work displays a designer’s interest in color and form, it is fundamentally cerebral, challenging the viewer to decipher the many references to contemporary culture and art history. Barrow is both an avid collector and relentless critic of material culture, and...
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