Barry Goodman is known for his vintage-style prints. His colourful graphic prints are an unique blend of Pop-Art and Minimalism, often depicting nostalgic memorabilia, vehicles, ads and other commercial iconography in deceptively simplistic ways. Inspired by urban architecture and the metropolis, many of his prints are composed of visually stimulating signs and symbols of London life such as buses, black cabs, and red telephone boxes.
Barry originally wanted to be an Architect but ended up studying Graphic Design instead. Following this, he worked as a Creative Director at various advertising agencies before leaving to pursue printmaking at the London College of Printing at UAL. Barry takes inspiration from popular 20th-Century American artists, particularly Abstract Expressionist Richard Diebenkorn, New Realist painter Wayne Thiebaud and The Father of Pop-Art Andy Warhol.
Interestingly, his love of architecture and locomotion is reflected in his prints which he organises into three respective categories: Architecture, Stuff and Automotive. One of Barry’s favoured printmaking techniques is collagraphy, the process of collaging different textures together or applying various materials to a rigid substrate. The artist now lives and works in London, continuing to produce colourful and uplifting prints such as A to Z.
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