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b. 1940, United Kingdom

Adam Barker-Mill Biography

The work of Adam Barker-Mill examines the physical and experimental properties of light, an interest, which originated from his childhood fascination with the caves located in his hometown of Somerset. Barker Mill’s sculptures revisit his concerns for light, which he initially began working on in the sixties. His works have a deceptively simplistic appearance, allowing the viewer to maintain an idealistic visual, acutely unaware of the carefully structured designs, which generate, manipulate and modulate light. Barker Mill’s sculptures are highly engaging, the various light effects and constantly changing experience, is due to the viewers positioning, natural light conditions and in specific works, the option to interact with the works; actually altering the light intensity and colour for yourself. 

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Often the effects of Adam Barker Mill’s works are subtle and surprising, perceptual distortion is a common platform of discussion, which undoubtedly adds to the enticing elements within his beautiful and precise sculpture.

Text courtesy Bartha Contemporary.

Adam Barker-Mill Featured Artworks

Chromat 10 by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-MillChromat 10, 2016MDF painted light grey, interior matt white
115 x 115 x 48 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
Yellow Box by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-MillYellow Box, 20168mm grey valchromat, 3mm white PVC panels, LED lamps, on/off switch
48.6 x 27 x 24.5 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
GRATING 5 by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-MillGRATING 5, 1994MDF painted white, opal perspex, tungsten tube lights, dimmer switch
273 x 22.4 x 15 cm
Bartha Contemporary Contact Gallery
Circle in a square (mini) by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-MillCircle in a square (mini), 2015Perspex, PVC, melamine, aluminium and LED lamp
25 x 25 x 9.8 cm
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Bartha Contemporary
5 Colour Boxes by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-Mill5 Colour Boxes, 2016Valchromat, aluminium, vinyl paint and LED lamps
26.8 x 127.3 x 23.2 cm
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Bartha Contemporary
Rotor v4 by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-MillRotor v4, 2016Powder-coated aluminium, PVC, silent motor
40 x 40 x 18.4 cm
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Bartha Contemporary
Blue Box by Adam Barker-Mill contemporary artwork
Adam Barker-MillBlue Box, 2016Valchromat, PVC, vinyl paint and LED lamps
26.8 x 48.7 x 23 cm
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Bartha Contemporary

Adam Barker-Mill Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Adam Barker-Mill, Adam Barker-Mill at Bartha Contemporary, London
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22 November 2019–2 February 2020 Adam Barker-Mill Bartha ContemporaryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Adam Barker-Mill, Model for Ahlen at Bartha Contemporary, London
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13 January–11 February 2017 Adam Barker-Mill Model for Ahlen Bartha ContemporaryMargaret St
Contemporary art exhibition, Adam Barker-Mill, Metacolour at Bartha Contemporary, London
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22 January–12 March 2016 Adam Barker-Mill Metacolour Bartha ContemporaryMargaret St

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Adam Barker-Mill In Related Press

Adam Barker-Mill stellt im Kunstmuseum Ahlen aus: Lichtkunst Related Press Adam Barker-Mill stellt im Kunstmuseum Ahlen aus: Lichtkunst 3 December 2019, WA

Barker-Mill schafft mit künstlichem Licht Formen, die er durch den Wechsel von Farben in scheinbare Bewegung versetzt. Dabei wird unsere Wahrnehmung herausgefordert. Oder kann der Schatten einer pinkfarbenen Scheibe grün sein?

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