Quentley Barbara

Quentley Barbara (NL) graduated from the Bachelor Fine Arts department at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in 2018.

Winner Jan Roëde Award 2018

Graduation project 2018


For my graduation project I wanted to depict the relationship I have with my family, which is a part of my biography. I started with my mother, who has a huge influence on my personality. While working I applied the emotions about my relationship with each family member I depicted. Since I have an interest in art and music (rather than an electrician’s career like my father, grandpa, uncles, brothers, and cousins), I am considered the black sheep of the family. The work is a large sculptural form, with a monumental shape showing a facial expression. I combined it with cardboard and duct tape, giving its own authenticity. Various memories of feeling loved, maltreated and encouraged have provoked me to make these sculptures.

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