Keith Barrell NDD. ATC.(LON.)  - Classical roots with a modern touch

Keith Barrell

These life-size sculptures, of the male torso are constructed using watercolour paper and the surface is built up from acrylic media, pigment and metallic leaf. The photographs displayed do not always give the full effect of the 3-D and tactile quality of each individual work.

My torsos are created, working directly from the life model by making drawings or taking photographs to produce well defined musculature. They are highly textured to form a dramatic focal point within any gallery or domestic setting.

They are built from hand-made, heavy duty Watercolour paper and Acrylics. The works can be presented free-hanging, fixed directly to the wall or in an un-glazed deep wooden frame, set against a complementary coloured card or textile background. A1 Format (70cm x 100cm).

Some of the Torsos can be presented with discreet back lighting to create a 'Theatrical' presentation as an interior design focal point (optional).

To view any of the work in more detail, please click on the image, which will open an enlarged image within a new browser window.

= These images are also available as an A4 limited edition, full colour print of the original sculpture. Individually signed by the artist.

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Sold - Private CollectionAzure Green

Hand built sculpture using heavy weight paper. Muscularture is delineated with colour washes using transparent Acrylics.

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Back View Copper Leaf

Hand built sculpture taken directly from the life model, using heavy weight paper, Acrylics and Copper Leaf

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Back View Gold Leaf

Hand built sculpture taken directly from the life model, using heavy weight paper, Acrylics and Gold Leaf.

  55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm
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Back View Red Plaster

Hand built plaster sculpture taken directly from the life model. Heavily textured surface decorated with Acrylic pigments.

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Sold - Private CollectionEco

Constructed from shredded re-cycled paper together with pigments, Acrylic and Gold paste.

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Moroccan Leather

Hand built sculpture using heavy weight paper and Acrylics to create a 'leather' effect surface.

  65cm x 110cm 55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm
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Icarus

Scuplture based on a back view, constructed with hand-made Watercolour paper and Acrylics. Decorated with white feathed wings.

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Woven 'Silver'

Hand built sculpture using heavy weight strips of paper woven together. Silver Nipples

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Metallic

A highly tactile and decorated surface made from Acrylics, embedded Metallic Foils and Gold Inks.

  55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm
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Sold - Private CollectionBergenia Leaf

Hand built sculpture using heavy weight paper decoreated with Acrylics and Silver Foil.

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Woven 'Brass'

Hand built sculpture using heavy weight strips of paper woven together. Brass Nipples

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Leather & Steel

Hand built sculpture using heavy weight paper and Acrylics to create a 'leather' effect surface. Decorated with Steel Metal chain (optional).

  55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm 55cm x 75cm

 

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