About the artist
b. 1936 in Bronx, New York, USA
Lives and works in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA
Robert Barry is a conceptual artist whose work questions the very nature of the art object by testing the limits of materiality. By using language and invisible mediums such as inert gases or radio waves, his work focusses on the relationship to its surrounding and to the social sphere at large. Barry strives to represent the unknown or the unperceived through installations, performances and specific works that locate the viewer in a specific time and place.