April 30th, 2009
This work, which showsÂ children “happy slapping” a helpless victim is called “Do It Again, I Didn’t Press Record.”Â Â
British artist Barnaby Barford, based in London, takes both mass manufactured and antique porcelain figurines and “refigures” them, by cutting them up and painting them, turning them into sinister but humorous sculptures.Â Â He said his collection, called “The Good, The Bad, The Belle”, reflects how the youth of today are perceived by the older generation.Â Â
Sidebar: Why is “hood’ often used to express not being good???Â It’s not like good things aren’t found in the hood.