Barry Anthony Finan works consistently with text. The text highlights a vision of life in large letters.
Barry Anthony Finan is an artist born in Manchester. Defining himself as a writer, actor and artist, he produces bold, text based visual art he calls ‘WRRIGHHTINNGSERRSS’. He uses repetitive letters to elongate his words, which can become scripts, personal messages and hopes for the future.
The viewer is invited into Finan’s interior world, to engage with his thoughts and his fascination with particular objects and people. It is also important for him to enact the work through readings and broadcasting. He works with a range of materials including paper, canvas, metal and wood, but in recent years he has focused especially on ceramics.
Barry Finan's exhibitions and events
- TATE LATE | The Hand That Makes The Sound 15th Sep 2023
- YESS LAD 15th Jul 2023
- The Hand that Makes the Sound 5th May 2023
- YESS LAD 19th Nov 2022
- Completely a Hustling Place 31st Dec 2021
British Ceramics Biennial,
Spilling Out, a joint presentation with Castlefield Gallery, The Manchester Contemporary
Venture Arts Presents, The Manchester Contemporary
MADE, Venture Arts Studio Show
People’s History Museum, Manchester,2015.
The Art of Nature, Venture Arts Studio Show
The Lowry, Salford Quays,2014.
Articulate, Venture Arts Studio Show
The Lowry, Salford Quays,2013.
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Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, London, SW7 3RA.
9th Oct 2023 - 24th Nov 2023
The Gallery of Everything,
4 Chiltern Street, London.
3rd Sep 2023 - 1st Oct 2023
TATE LATE | The Hand That Makes The Sound
Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
15th Sep 2023 - 15th Sep 2023
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