Around the world, people were finding peace during their moments of lockdown in 2020. Many were accompanied by plants, some started taking courses online, and others cooked for the first time. Well, this artist in London created small worlds during her lockdown.
Phyllida Barlow has been creating sculptures and large-scale installations with readily available materials for more than 50 years. Her works reflects her intuitive art creating process, where different materials are layered on top of each other, creating a physical accumulation that questions the relationship between objects and space.
Drawing inspirations from things such as construction debris, architectural details, signs, and discarded objects, she is now hosting her first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, then opening another survey show at Haus der Kunst in Munich on March 4th, and participating as one of 16 female artists at Mori Art Museum in Japan in the end of April.
Phyllida Barlow. small worlds
Hauser & Wirth Zürich and hauserwirth.com
6 February – 14 May 2021
Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging – 16 Women Artists from around the World
Mori Art Museum in Japan
22 April – 26 September 2021
Image credits: Hauser & Wirth