Our dear friend artist and gardener Thomas Barbey, based in Villerville, Normandy (France) and not to be confused to his Switzerland namesake -and artist as well-, Thomas Barbey, unfortunately does not own a website portfolio anymore. Furthermore, Vulgare.net, a wonderful archive he uses to curate on gardening works, (wittily subtitled “Gardeners of the world, unite!“) appears to be temporarily offline, as well, although you can still read a cached copy from archive.org.
And yet, lately, Thomas Barbey has been posting some of his finest drawings on his facebook page.
The seascapes (mostly cliffs, eddies and whirls), drawn with Rotring pencils, appear as painstakingly texturized images in the manner of etching artists of the past, but also echoing the style of some of Barbey’s previous graphic works (Like: ‘Mountain, 2008‘)
We are quite intrigued by the strong and timeless nature of this series, its almost romantic tones that subtly reminds of C.D.Friedrich, and, no doubt, we would like to know more about the inherent process and intentions.
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All images © Thomas Barbey