My new series of paintings titled “Thresholds” is the culmination of decades of studio work. As with many artists,
I have explored and developed a variety of abstract and representational aesthetics and processes. I have concerned
myself with a wide variety of art historical meanings and endeavors in the effort to synthesize my own unique
expressive voice. Bringing together the principles of color and light from impressionism with the iconic content of
Pop Art, and the procedural experiments of abstract expressionism: I have arrived at my unique style. I am able to insert
an endless number of general narratives into this work that are open to the viewers specific interpretations. I am
excited by the infinite possibilities of this series and feel committed to laying claim to and developing this hard earned
territory. These paintings are constructed using impasto oils applied with a palette knife in a manner consistent with the methodologies of impressionism; but leave the content in a less defined state. Figures emerge from abstract fields of thick paint while space and form are defined by the careful use of color to create the illusion of light. Content is chosen to represent iconic and dynamic characters engaged in a variety of activities. Themes of courage, strength, freedom, and risk permeate the narratives in an attempt to communicate a positive, inspiring message to the viewer. Lastly, my work has always resisted the dismissal of beauty and this work is no exception.
Barry Osbourn is an emerging new talent in the design world and just recently open to new licensing
partnerships with select quality manufacturers. His designs are inspired by both an education in the history
of design as well as an awareness of contemporary market trends. Barry brings a fresh sensibility of
contemporary sophistication to the drawing board to create work that is both unique and familiar.
Barry's illustrations and surface pattern designs are available to purchase with exclusive rights or to
license across a range of products. An archive of digital designs is available for design use and licensing.
Custom designs and illustrations can also be developed upon request.