Sol Bailey-Barker (b 1987) is a British multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with sculpture, sound and performance. Informed by the development of technologies that were for millennia seen as shamanic for their transformative power upon the landscape and their influence over life and death, Bailey-Barker's practice follows this journey of body-hacking and augmentation from the ancient sacred axe to contemporary prosthetics and machinery.
Bailey-Barker's abstract sculptures draw from symbolism and objects he studies, using materials associated with both agriculture and industry to provoke an association between the industrial born from technological development and its ancient spiritual origins.
Drawing on the sound of rhythmic heavy machinery, deep space and sacred bells, Bailey-Barker's sculptures double as ritual instruments, the installation becomes a temple both revering and questioning human endeavour and where it has brought us to now.
Solo Exhibitions: Are We Alone? Platform Southwark, London, 2018 The Perpetuity of Ruin, Fieldworks Gallery, London, 2017 From Myth To Earth, The Koppel Project Hive, London, 2016 Wyrd Then : Weird Now, The Koppel Project, London, 2016
Selected Group Exhibitions: The 100th Reincarnation of Evelyn Drach, The Box, London, 2018 Art Lima, Galeria Impakto, Lima (Peru), 2017 Espacios Concretos, Galeria Impakto, Lima (Peru), 2017 Between Night and Day, Kaleidoscope Projects, London, 2017 Artist Residency In Progress, Lugar a Dudas, Cali (Colombia), 2016 National Sculpture Symposium, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, 2014