A brutal world depicted through perfect imagery. Barnaby Lawrence Smith uses his passion for photography to depict a dystopian world, through a utopian lens. Using angles, hues, lines and directional influence, I create a relationship between viewer and artwork.
What we Do
We are a lifestyle and clothing company whose practice emphasises the themes of psychological engagement between mankind, the urban world and the coastal scenes of Great Britain.
Our lifestyle and clothing are finished to a high standard and are all hand screen-printed. All of our designs are based off Industrial Structures and Urban Environments and in particular the brutalist architecture of London. As well as this, the beaches of Cornwall, a specific favourite of ours, Polzeath.
Along with our clothing we work alongside the founder who is also an artist, his original work and prints are available to buy via our ‘Revolution | Art’ page. Barnaby tends to purposely manipulated and deconstructed the buildings as this is relatable how he feels, through his own perceptions, the anthropological urban world currently is. The exposed material of the building is a suggestion of the exposed illusions that mankind dream up highlighting his interest in anthropological analysis. We are yet to persuade him to do coastal work but if there is a demand, we will start! You ask, you get.
Using a variety of mediums, he uses a combination of photography, digital manipulation and enhancement, screen-print, lithograph, ink & pencil to create subtle layers and depth to his prints and drawings. The different processes become layers to the finished piece(s) of art which subtly reflects the layers of one’s subconscious and conscious mind as well as the layers of difficulty Barnaby experiences on a daily basis due to his issues with vertigo.
We all experience different layers to our own issues and problems, awareness and perceptions. This artwork is designed to create freedom for the end user wanting to escape from daily life. An escapism from the illusion of problems getting in the way of living everyday life in an Urban city.