May 20, 2021 – Taglialatella Galleries is excited to present our newest artist, Sage Barnes. Barnes is a contemporary American painter based out of Kansas City. His self-taught urban style lands somewhere between pop art, street art, abstraction, and figuration. The bold colours and rich textures of his canvases are a testament to the confidence with which he explores use of different mediums. Acrylic, oil pastel, and spray paint intermingle in his gestural markings and layering of form with abstraction. Barnes briefly attended the Fashion Institute in LA before deciding to pursue his arts practice full-time. He felt the institutional confines too constricting on his self-expression. He takes a satirical approach to his exploration of themes of self-identity, self-expression, and individualism. Because he is always pushing the boundaries of his mediums, his body of work is diverse and unexpected.