Tiffany Barber

Tiffany Barber is a contemporary figurative artist based in Brighton. Born in Scotland she was raised as an athlete in competitive swimming but from a very early age longed to be an artist, spending any time outside of training and school creating. The disciplined nature of her upbringing is reflected in the meticulously detailed artworks she now creates. The love of art led her to spending four years studying painting at Edinburgh
College of Art with a term of this time spent at the Hungarian University of Fine Art. The time in Hungary sparked the fascination for classical architecture and sculpture which she found herself surrounded by. You can see hints of this in previous series through the figurative compositions wrapped and draped in fabrics. This melding of Classical form with contemporary dialogues brought her some notoriety during
the first UK lockdown with the 'Quarantine' series. These artworks encourage us to appreciate the power and beauty of the figurative masterpieces while alluding to connections between the old and the new.
These concepts are taken further by changing the natural setting and composition of the classical sculptures and placing them onto backgrounds which appear as though they are floating into the abyss. Projecting an edge of ambiguity and forcing an array of emotions alongside them.