Mike Barrett is an artist and a data scientist.
His 3D practice began working with glass and extended into other materials, beginning with those used in modelling as part of glass making processes. His 2D work has long been expressed in digital images, fuelled by a career in computing that began at the time of the first personal devices. Moving now into less object oriented and more installation focussed forms, he has brought into his work early skills with electronic music and digital animation.
He has been described as a bricoleur, someone that turns up at a bench, easel or digital device and lets ideas flow where they will (he certainly suspects materials and process of having their own voices and strong opinions).
He has a passion for collaborative work, extra eyes better to see the path ahead. Challenges from diverse art and 'science' practices welcome.
A short video following the journey from process to object and finally image manipulation. A search for what wants to emerge.
Mike has shown his artworks in London and Berlin, UCA Farnham, Craft Study Centre Farnham and the New Ashgate Gallery.
EWAEE Berlin, 17th-22 May 2016
MA Show 29th August 2017 at UCA Farnham
Eleven 19th-25th September, Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP
River Runs Through Collaboration, Fabrica Gallery Brighton 14th -15th March 2018
APDA, Be Gallery Kyoto, 8-12th April 2018
Glass Sculptor takes first ‘glass’ honours, Craft and Design Magazine, January/February 2015
Long Shadows, UCA -MA Show Blog Post 2017
River Runs Through Review - https://stepheniliffe.com/2018/03/23/river-runs-through
Contemporary Narratives at the Craft Study Centre Farnham
Materiality and Process, Linear Gallery UCA Farnham
Awards and grants
WAES – Bowker Prize, 2014
Army Medical Core Museum, 2016
EWAAC residency in Kyoto, April 2018
Holding Time 2018 - creating abstract forms for a Fine Art photographer Lisa Creagh's Holding Time