Del Kathryn Barton

Del Kathryn Barton is an Australian artist and winner of two Archibald prizes. Barton’s decorative, highly detailed paintings are known for their vibrant, figurative imagery – combining traditional painting techniques with contemporary design and illustrative styles. After the success of ‘Pink Eye’, a joint collaboration between Barton, Designer Rugs and Romance Was Born, the relationship continued with ‘Code Fluff’. The first edition made its debut at Sydney Contemporary in 2018, with only 10 editions made.
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Del Kathryn Barton is an Australian artist and winner of two Archibald prizes. Barton’s decorative, highly detailed paintings are known for their vibrant, figurative imagery – combining traditional painting techniques with contemporary design and illustrative styles. Recent auctions of Barton’s work has seen her become the first woman to enter an elite echelon of Australia's top 10-selling living artists, which includes Charles Blackman and John Olsen.

After the success of ‘Pink Eye’, a joint collaboration between Barton, Designer Rugs and Romance Was Born, the relationship continued with ‘Code Fluff’. The first edition made its debut at Sydney Contemporary in 2018, with only 10 editions made. The design takes a portion of detail from one of Barton’s kaleidoscopic paintings, and creates an incredibly intricate and detailed hand tufted rug that appears almost glistening and alive.

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