b. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela
Barrington’s practice celebrates communities using their own cultural language, stemming from his formative years growing up in Grenada, soaking in the carnival culture and atmosphere he witnessed there. Barrington extracts the materiality and aesthetics from these fading memories in many of his paintings, often depicting body parts and native Caribbean vegetation. Sewing features in many works, acting as a direct reference his familial ties and their history. The yarn in A Different World – If Chosen I May Not Run series was woven by his aunts back in Grenada whilst the burlap he often paints on references cacao farming he saw whilst in Barbados.