ARTIST: TIMOTHY BARNABY

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Above GIF (Mp4) title: We Try (2018)

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Artist Bio

Timothy Alexander Barnaby is a queer nomadic American.  His art education is a direct product of self-directed study and K-12 public education.  He has a BA in Linguistics and French from Western Washington University.  Currently living in West Seattle he works out of his home studio in as many different mediums as possible.

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It's not the heat that'll getcha
 It’s Not The Heat That’ll Getcha (2018)

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Artist Statement

Language has always been an important form of communication for me.  Equally as important, for me, is visual communication.  I was born in 1988 and so I was raised, in part, by TV and pop culture.  Growing up this way, it was not easy for me to formulate tangible positive image of gayness.  I didn’t see any so how could I?

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He-Art #4
He-Art No.4 (2018)
shape of ideas #2
Shape of Ideas No.2 (2018)
He-Art #3
He-Art No.3 (2018)
Reality #4
Reality No.4 (2018)
shape of ideas #5
Shape of Ideas No.5 (2018)

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I hesitate to define my works as a certain type or style since I am frequently changing approaches.  What does remain the same is my love for color, texture, shape and also the idea that images can carry ideas within them.  It’s a kind of magic that only some know how to manipulate well.

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i dont know her (1)
I Don’t Know Her (2018)
Untitled (1)
Untitled (2018)
Untitled__
Untitled (2018)
Untitled_
Untitled (2018)
Untitled
Untitled (2018)

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I firmly believe that we as queer people are vital to human culture and are intrinsically magical.  I also believe that a person’s sense of self rests upon representation.  Accurate representation within the landscape of pop culture is important.  That importance cannot be overstated.  It just matters.  This is why we must accurately represent ourselves.  In my continuing self-portrait series I focus on this. I hope to explore different aspects of self-identity to peel back the roughness of social expectations and get to the root of the magic of queer people.

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Untitled
Untitled (2018)

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You can explore this artists work further by visiting :

https://www.instagram.com/toyotakarola/

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All images were kindly supplied by the artist.

Please ask the artist before using them.

Thank you

 

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