Following our preview post last week, AM spent some time with Will Barras at StolenSpace Gallery in East London during the set-up of “Bad Reception”, his latest solo show consisting largely of acrylic and spraypaint paintings on canvas. It was a great opportunity to chat with Barras about a variety of topics including the highly-influential French comics artist, Moebius — who worked on films like Alien and The Fifth Element, and whose drawings influenced Ridley Scott on the visual design of Blade Runner.

Long-time friend of Barras and sculptor David Lumley was present and helping out with the installation. The artists collaborated on a couple of sculptures also being exhibited. These have been sculpted by Lumley, painted by Barras, and are based on characters featured in two of the paintings in the show which runs until November 14th.  Check out more photos of the installation process, the artwork and last Thursday’s busy opening after the jump.

'Spectacles' (detail)

'Leaving Las Vegas'

'Bad Reception'

Text and photographs by Patrick Nguyen.
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