Phyllida Barlow

Born 1944, Newcastle upon Tyne, England | Lives and works in London, England

Phyllida Barlow, installation view of TIP, 2013, timber, steel, spray paint, paint, steel mesh, scrim, cement, fabric, and varnish, 275 5⁄8 x 472 1⁄2 x 1574 3⁄4 in. (700 x 1200 x 4000 cm) overall (approx.); Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, London, and New York © Carnegie Museum of Art


Phyllida Barlow is known for her use of scrappy materials and rough construction techniques that contradict and undermine the grand scale of her works, resulting in an ambitiously “anti-monumental” aesthetic. She studied at the Chelsea College of Art in London and at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she also mentored generations of British artists over a 40-year career. Barlow, who has been showing her work since the mid-1960s, was recently featured in The Encyclopedic Palace, the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), and has created a series of ambitious sculptural installations at institutions such as the Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, 2012), the New Museum (New York, 2012) and the Des Moines Art Center (2013). Barlow was made a Royal Academician in 2011 by the Royal Academy of Arts.


Phyllida Barlow: The Making of TIP

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