The Work Beyond by Henri Barande

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9781861543820

This book was published to coincide with the major exhibition Henri Barande held at the Saatchi Gallery in October 2016.

Each book has a unique cover, consisting of different combinations of works by the artist, and is individually numbered. We are not able to take orders for specific book numbers or specific jacket cover images.

Paperback 

304 pages 

21 cm x 27.5 cm 

Colour throughout

 

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Henry Barande is the first UK exhibition of work by Henri Barande. The French-born artist's creativity first emerged when he was a child living in Tunisia, where he played among the ruins of the ancient Phoenician capital of Carthage. His practice is dedicated to exploring the dialogue between life and death, the found and the fabricated, which led to the creation of a world of miniature forms and figures that he uses as source material in his large-scale paintings. Distant and yet intensely absorbing, the luminous canvases initiate a provocative dialogue between the abstract and the figurative. The exhibition will consist of an installation of forty-five canvases and twenty-five sculptures.

For fifty years Barande kept his practice out of the public eye, so that his achievements remain largely unknown to the art establishment. His works are all unsigned, undated and untitled, and they are not for sale. This freedom from commercial considerations has allowed him to pursue his artistic goals without compromise, to disappear behind his work. David Galloway persuaded Barande to share his vision with others - first through publications, then through exhibitions. Barande will only show his work once in any single country.

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