In advance of the August 15, 2009, opening of Tattooed Portraits – Snap Shots, The Shooting Gallery has posted an interview with artist Shawn Barber. The exhibition will present Barber’s newest paintings, which follow his travels over the last four years. During this period he’s painted intimate portraits of tattooists, tattoo history and tattoos on the body. His style captures the subject with loose strokes and meticulous detail, a balance that is neatly struck. (via Arrested Motion).
The Shooting Gallery is located at 839 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA.
A few representative portraits by Barber after the jump.