Many of the paintings in this book were painted directly from still life set ups. In the larger paintings that include both interior and still life, I work from different set ups and then collage them within the painting space. Working this way allows for a fluid and sometimes surprising play between the objects and their surroundings. My objects are chosen for their formal properties and their ability to evoke narrative and symbolic aspects.
Barbara Kassel has fine art degrees from the Slade School of Fine Art in London and Yale University, New Haven. She is represented by the Hirschl and Adler Modern Gallery in NYC and the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. She has had numerous solo shows in NYC and elsewhere and has been included in numerous group shows including the Venice Biennale. Her work is in museum, private and corporate collections.