Artists are trying to create lies that tell the truth
~ Pablo Picasso

  • Just A Bit About Me

    Learn more about Sculptor Barrington Steed and stay up to date about his latest shows, pieces and adventures!

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    WHO AM I?

    At the crossroad of three continents stands Barrington Steed. Now living in the United States, of African and European Ancestry, Steed is the artistic synthesis of the triangular trade. Three continents, three Histories, one experience,many identities and influences. Born and educated in France, Barrington Steed is an autodidact of creation. His work, often inspired by raw arts of traditional West Africa and classical European Renaissances, is never short of a surprising vision of femininity.

    Whether inspired by the poetic brutality of a Césaire or yet by the subtle sensuality of a Tamara De Lempicka, Barrington Steed invites, free of academic constraint, to view Woman as she is, both perfect and perfectible, in her flesh, responsibilities and vulnerability.

    À la croisée de trois continent se trouve Barrington Steed. Résidant aujourd'hui aux États Unis, d'ascendance Africaine et Européenne, Steed est la synthèse artistique du commerce triangulaire. Trois continents, trois Histoires, une expérience, des identités et des influences multiples. Né et éduqué en France Barrington Steed est un autodidacte de la création. Ses œuvres souvent inspirées par les arts bruts traditionnels d'Afrique de l'Ouest et des Renaissances Européennes , offrent toujours une vision surprenante de la féminité.

    Qu'il soit inspiré par la brutalité poétique d'un Aimé Césaire ou encore la sensualité subtile d'une Tamara De Lempicka, Barrington Steed invite, libre de contrainte académique, à voir et accepter la Femme, telle quelle est, tout à la fois parfaite et perfectible, dans sa chair, ses responsabilités et sa vulnérabilité.

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    Here's some of what I have been up to lately

    • "Another Steel Venus, abrupt" 8"X8"X4"
    • "Sapho Spent" 8"X7"X4"
    • "Ce n'est qu' un sein (It's just a breast)" 11"X8.5"X10.5"
    • "In God's workshop" 24"X12"X7"
    • "I am a big girl, you know" 7.25"X8"X10"
    • "Steel Venus, Hips²" 11"X7"X10"
    • "Steel Venus, the torment of Morphee" 16"X9"X6"
    • "Aphrodite's rest" 19"X12"X5"
    • "Caught by the storm" 15"X11"X13"
    • "There is no such athing as damaged Good II" 8"X8"X13.5"
    • "There is no such thing as damaged Good I" 11"X9"X9"
    • "Elle, tormented" 9"X6"X4"
    • "Thinking Venus" 6"X7"X6"
    • "All Kinds of Blues" 9"X7"X8"

    Sculptures photographed by Six Cents Photography

  • Upcoming Events

    Monroe Art Walk

    April 12 - 13, 2013

    Find Barrington Steed @
    Union County Community Arts Council Building
    120 N Main Street in Monroe, NC

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