SATIRE AND SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS
Frank Barnett paints social constructs in the Caribbean.
Born in the Dominican Republic, he paints in a studio perched above the sea on the north side of the country, but shows and works in the urban center of and capitol of Santo Domingo.
The Extreme Present and political myths of the Caribbean. A naif approach and cunning commentary combine with paintings in series and draw on stories and political myths of the Caribbean in its long history of interaction with Europe and the Americas. Frank and other young artists like him are bringing the extreme present into older painterly narratives, something which hits classical storytelling with a new jolt of energy.
Outsider Art: A New Carribean School of painting emerges, and Satellite has begun to work with this new Caribbean school. Frank Barnett is the first to join the Fellows.