Steven Barritt London, United Kingdom
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My photographic practice is focused on the idea of ambiguity and the slippage between the photograph and truth, surface and meaning. Starting from a conceptual engagement with research, my practice often entails carefully constructed images that explore recurring themes of mythologising, performance, human relations, human endeavour and philosophy.

Steven Barritt is an artist, photographer and educator based in London. His work encompasses portraiture, landscape and constructed narrative, exploring recurring themes of human relationships with the environment and relationships with each other. His work shows a constant questioning of the reality of the photograph as it presents itself on the surface; photography seems capable of representing the physical world with such veracity yet it reveals only an interpreted reality. This is exemplified in his constant attraction to man-made or altered landscapes and the manipulation of our environment, the manipulation of a sitter to extract a portrait that both reveals yet obscures meaning, or constructing entire alternate realities and personas exploring the darker reality of the human condition. His work has been shown in The National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, as well as selected group shows and solo exhibitions


Logismoi - Gluttony, 2012


The Rubber Hand Illusion, 2017


The Solitude of Pygmalion, 2010


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