Barry Finan

Barry Anthony Finan is a self-taught artist born in Manchester.

Finan sees himself as a writer, actor and artist and produces bold, text based visual art. His style of ‘WRRIGHHTINNGSERRSS’ is unique with repetitive letters that elongate his words which can become scripts, personal messages and hopes for the future. This visually absorbs the viewer and gives an insight into his journeys through life and his fascination with particular objects and people. It is also important for him to enact the work through readings and broadcasting.

He works with a range of materials including paper, canvas, metal, wood and ceramics, with the latter being of significant interest during the past five years. The AWARD show saw his most ambitious project to date.

Finan is supported by art studio, Venture Arts, to develop his work and he has been showing nationally since 2014.