press release

Barnaby Furnas - a New York-based artist - presents an exhibition of bright, intensely coloured figurative paintings in BALTIC’s Level 2 art space. Furnas’ work depicts grand themes of love, death and conflict and his imagery evokes 21st Century fantasies and nightmares; images of violence and war are presented alongside those of mass gatherings and celebration. In a highly individual style, likened to that of the Italian Futurists, the artist often looks to the past for subject matter, although the influence of recent media such as cinematic special effects and video game animation is evident. Barnaby Furnas has previously had solo exhibitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York and he has recently participated in the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

BALTIC is producing a new publication with an essay by Martin Herbert, to coincide with the exhibition. The publication is produced with support from Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.


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Barnaby Furnas