Synopses & Reviews
This full-color fine art book showcases a 3-year study in portraiture focused on well-known contemporary painters and tattoo artists. The paintings range from traditional representational portraits to colorful, expressionistic abstractions. Through his refined skills and modern expressionistic techniques, Shawns paintings are complex emotional responses to the subject being tattooed, the designs and tattoo artists, including Kat von D, Chuck Eldirdge, Scott Campdell, Michael Hussar, Mike Rubendall, Aaron Cain, Juan Puente, Mike Giant, Grime, Mike Davis, Paul Booth, Helen Garber, Marcus Pacheco, Jeremy Fish, Henry Lewis, Owen Smith and Tara McPherson. Forever and Ever is Shawn Barber's second monograph of portraits. A complete in-depth study in tattoo culture through fine art drawings and paintings, this edition contains 105 drawings and paintings, numerous documentation photographs, essays and commentary by Grime, Chuck Eldrige, Paul Booth, Henry Lewis, Justin Giarla and Shawn Barber.