Barbara Cole

Barbara Cole
archival pigment ink print; signed, titled and numbered 1/15

30.5 ins x 38 ins
76.3 cms x 95.0 cms

Estimate: $4,000-6,000
Price Realised: B.I.

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 3/8/2012
Lot 5

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Photographer Barbara Cole is acclaimed for her evocative and painterly underwater figurative works created entirely in the camera without relying on digital editing tools. Over the past decade the artist's practice has explored the medium of water, "which has become a natural lens that refocuses and reinterprets my painterly aesthetic. Water allows me to move the human figure in unconventional ways. Photography affords me the ability to play with notions of time and place."

Romantic in tone and rich in colour, Cole’s work has been exhibited worldwide and chosen for notable public and private collections in Canada, the USA and Russia. Her images have been celebrated with awards such as the Grand Prize from the Festival Internationale de la Photographie de Mode in Cannes, third prize at the International Photography Awards in New York, and, very recently, an Honorable Mention in the International Photography Masters Cup. She has created large-scale installations for the M. Lau Breast Cancer Centre at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital and Trump Hollywood in Hollywood Beach, Florida. Cole's work is profiled in a new half-hour documentary from the Canadian television series Snapshot II: The Art of Photography, which aired in 2012.

Cole, Barbara. "Statement/Bio." Accessed September 10, 2014.

Birth Location:
Toronto, ON

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