Barbara Kuebel

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Barbara Kuebel is a UK-based printmaker.
Barbara handcrafts woodcut prints of large, overflowing figures which represent various emotional and visceral responses to social scenarios.
Barbara has exhibited extensively worldwide.

Inspired by awkward and uncomfortable social situations, abstract expressionist Barbara Kuebel crafts life-sized woodcuts by hand that serve as a whole-body experience to the viewer. These figurative portraits offer visual scenarios shaped by spontaneous emotion, aggression, affection, isolation and social density. Barbara is less concerned with details and more interested in gestures, using shape and graphic themes to translate emotional information.

Barbara Kuebel's Early Career and Style

Born and raised in Austria, Barbara earned two art degrees from the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna. Bold and monochromatic colour palettes and pencil strokes - which she sees as an essential carrier of visual information - expand her subjects against a simplified backdrop. There's a monumentality to these vessels that knot and press together, appearing deformed at first glance. The blacks and white become more like matter than colour, adding to this sense of vastness - a breach of traditional frameworks. Barbara's figures are pioneers for the emancipation of traditionally accepted artwork. Barbara intends that the abstract bodies in the prints be unrealistic, opening up a chasm of pure possibility and creativity for the viewer.

Exhibitions and Awards

Barbara has been featured in digital magazines such as This Is Colossal and 10 Years of The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art. Barbara was a finalist for the annual NDA "No Dead Artist" Exhibition, 2020, at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans. The artist has also exhibited widely across the US and Europe. Barbara currently lives in Daphne, Alabama, USA. Her latest events include “Shadow Jumpers” at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, a group show with Anastasia Pelias Gallery Artists, and the New York Paper Fair, all 2023.

Barbara Kuebel Artworks

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    state of mind-fragmented body by Barbara Kuebel

    state of mind-fragmented body

    Paintings - 120x120 cmRent for $135 /mo
    woman with stop watch by Barbara Kuebel

    woman with stop watch

    Paintings - 110x110 cmRent for $115 /mo
    Red rider by Barbara Kuebel

    Red rider

    Prints - 165x142 cmRent for $280 /mo
    woman eating flowers by Barbara Kuebel

    woman eating flowers

    Paintings - 120x110 cmRent for $285 /mo
    woman with apples by Barbara Kuebel

    woman with apples

    Paintings - 120x110 cmRent for $285 /mo
    Vegetable still life by Barbara Kuebel

    Vegetable still life

    Paintings - 92x120 cmRent for $225 /mo
    Still life with sausage, green mash and fries by Barbara Kuebel

    Still life with sausage, green mash and fries

    Paintings - 92x120 cmRent for $225 /mo
    deep fried marsbars and Irn Bru by Barbara Kuebel

    deep fried marsbars and Irn Bru

    Paintings - 92x120 cmRent for $225 /mo
    Still life with burger and drinks by Barbara Kuebel

    Still life with burger and drinks

    Paintings - 92x120 cmRent for $225 /mo
    The sound of a thought by Barbara Kuebel

    The sound of a thought

    Prints - 162x144 cmRent for $235 /mo

    Compressed relationship

    Prints - 162x142 cmRent for $275 /mo

    All my friends are cats

    Prints - 70x50 cmRent for $65 /mo

    Touching and tasting

    Prints - 162x144 cmRent for $265 /mo

    After dinner.

    Prints - 86x61 cmRent for $70 /mo

    Meditation

    Prints - 86x61 cmRent for $70 /mo

    Sun bathing

    Prints - 86x61 cmRent for $67 /mo

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