Photos by G. Art by Shawn Barber.
Los Angeles based artist Shawn Barber has a new exhibit at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York and it’s cool! “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming hardcover release of a book with the same name. This is the third volume in Barber’s ongoing series documenting the world and artistry of contemporary tattoo, as seen through the eyes and art of a classically trained portrait painter as well as a tattooist for the last five years.
The works in the exhibit are extremely detailed so I urge you to check these out in person. I spoke with Shawn at the opening night reception and he was cool. We talked about his great art, Los Angeles – his current and my former home as well as some artist friends we have in common. Those topics always make for a great encounter with G. 🙂
“Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” by Shawn Barber runs through July 28, 2012 at Joshua Liner Gallery (located at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor) in New York. Don’t miss it!
Thanks again Shawn. It was great talking to you.