Barry Cawston

 

Photography

"Recipient of numerous awards, including the President’s Award at the RWA Open Photography Exhibition, Cawston exhibits widely at prestigious galleries and art fairs and his fine art photographs are now held in several notable public and private collections. His work demonstrates that in the hands of an artist of talent, photography can be a powerfully expressive medium able to create art of great beauty and  to transmute the ordinary into the unexpected. Shot on a large format camera, Cawston’s images, whether landscape or cityscape, interior or figurative, display a fascination with shape, pattern, colour and texture and, coupled with metaphor and association, the poetry which these qualities can often suggest. Taken as a whole, his work seems to express an almost visceral response to the visual world."

Hugh Mooney ART Magazine

Are We There Yet?

Are We there Yet?

A selection of photographs from a book titled that juxtaposes images from Banksy's  Dismaland and the wider environs of the British seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, blurring the line between the two worlds and between art and reality. Limited Edition Signed copies are available through a Kickstarter Campaign running 1-31st July with a book launch and accompanying exhibition in the Autumn of 2016 in Bristol and London.

"I wanted others to believe. I thought if enough of us did, if we learned to care again about the wild places from which we'd driven the magic away, then maybe it would return."  - Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot

Exhibitions

Print Sales

Press

Exhibitions

 

          2015 -  Words in Colour: The Drugstore Gallery, London

          2015 -  Focal Point Joint Show: Eames Fine Art. London

          2014 -  Exposed Art Space Moscow Solo Show

          2014  - Gallery Azur Spa Belgium Solo Show

          2014 -  Off Arles Rencontre Arles France Solo Show

          2014  - Little Big Gallery Paris Solo Show

          2014  - Gallery Couture Stockholm Solo Show

          2013 -  Mernier Gallery London Group Show

          2012 -  In Flux @ The Atkinson Gallery Solo Show

          2012 -  Beaux Art, Bath Solo Show

          2011 -  Show me the Artists: London Group Show

          2011 -  Hinterland:  London Solo Show

          2010 -  Avonmouth to the Amazon:  Bristol Solo Show

          2010 -  Solo Show: Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London

          2010 -  Little Big Gallery: Monmatre Paris Group Show

          2009 -  Cuba/Italy/China: Somerset. Solo Show

          2009 -  On Borrowed Time': Bath. Group Show

          2009 -  Borderland: Collyer Bristow. London. Group Show

 

Art Fairs

 

           2015 - AAF Hamburg & Amsterdam

         2015 - AAF Battersea & New York

           2014 - AAF Battersea & New York

           2014 - AAF Amsterdam

           2014 - AAF Hamstead

           2014 - Fotofever Paris

           2014 - AAF Stockholm

           2014 - AAF Battersea & New York

           2013 - AAF Hamburg

           2013 - Works on Paper London

           2013 - AAF New York

           2013 - AAF Brussels & Bristol

           2013 - AAF Stockholm, & Battersea

           2012 - AAF Hampstead

           2012 - AAF New York

           2011 - AAF Singapore

           2011 - AAF Los Angeles & New York

           2011 - London Art Fair

Muse & the Moon; Glastonbury

Limited Edition Prints are available through

THE DRUGSTORE GALLERY

 

Prints are generally available in three or four sizes

50 x 60cm in a portfolio edition of 35,

91x 72cm in a limited edition of 15

 122 x 91cm in a limited edition of 12.

(+ 2AP's in each size)

 

They may also be available in a large custom size up to 8ft as part of an edition of 3

 if the resolution/clarity allows.

 

Signed photographs can be purchased framed, mounted to aluminum, face-mounted

to acrylic or as archival prints and come with a certificate of authentication

For any orders or enquiries email soraya@thedrugstoregallery.com

call 07980 923676 or use the contact

form at the bottom of the page.

Other Galleries:  Capital Culture: UK

                           Littlebig Galerie: Paris

                           Couture Galleri: Stockholm

                           Exposed Art Space Moscow

 

The beautiful and condemned:

Barry Cawston’s images of abandoned buildings capture an eerie allure

By Alice-Azania Jarvis for the Independent Newspaper

 

 

 

 

There’s something very American about Barry Cawston’s photographs. It’s odd, really, since none were taken in the US; instead they feature scenes from Italy, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil – even Bristol. Yet, be it in the contrasting colours of a Havana pool, the perfect clapboards of an Avonmouth cottage, or the crooked hat of a Tibetan cowboy, Cawston’s images recall both the New World melancholy of Edward Hopper and the dazzling modernity of David Hockney’s Berkeley days.

 

Cawston began his career in the early 1990s. With a degree in sociology and a diploma in photography, he freelanced while nurturing his interest in fine art. Winner of the Exeter Contemporary Open and the Chairman’s Choice Award at the RWA Photographic Open, he worked with a friend Al Deane under the collective pseudonym Boris Baggs to photograph a series of English Heritage projects for their Buildings @ Risk Campaigns. Since then, he has opened the Drugstore Gallery in Axbridge, Somerset and exhibited around the world. Frequently, he says, admirers note the ghosts of painters past in his subjects: “It all began with the photo of the pool. I just stumbled across it after waking up one morning and thought: that is a photographic version of a Hockney painting. Had I been an hour later, or an hour earlier, it would have been totally different.

 

Though occasionally dabbling in digital photography, most of his work is done using a Wista Field camera, complete with hood, wooden tripod and bellows. “To an extent what I do is social documentation,” he says.

 

“There is a Quote by Minor White which I really like: ‘No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photograph It has chosen.’ Often it’s the picture or event that is in control not the photographer. I’ve experienced that many times.”

"No matter how slow the film,

Spirit always stands still long enough

for the photographer It has chosen."

 

Minor White

Sidestreets

Scenes from The Concrete Jungle

The city of Blade Runner is not the ultramodern, but the postmodern city. It is not an orderly layout of skyscrapers and ultra-comfortable, hyper-mechanized interiors. Rather, it creates an aesthetic of decay exposing the dark side of technology, the process of disintegration....

The Spaces-In-Between

"Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back. That's part of what it means  to be alive. But inside our heads... there's a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in a library. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases."

Haruki Murakami

Looking East

Echoes From the Arboretum

A Winter's Tale

 Portraits from Moldova and Ukraine

Portraits from two trips one to Chisinau in Moldova and a second to Zaporichia in Ukraine visiting orphanages, an asylum and people receiving care in their own homes.

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China, Russia, Burma... the world in flux.

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