The title, Line in Sand remarks upon the contrast, tension, fight for understanding within Barandun practice. Bianca is a process driven artist with obsessive world making research, steps and actions informing the next as a near scientific methodology. Objects, materials, shapes, textures and memories speak to Bianca and tell her what to do next, patiently coaxing the group to behave - almost. Harmony is not the desired outcome in this practice. Difficult materials clash and fight but the initial appearance is of oneness. Bianca loves a challenge and sets herself an intelligent yet playful research task. Tiny sketches, scraps of found metal, discarded remnants of previous research inhabit a uniquely personal visual journal/journey of Biancas’ and the final result, though cryptic, intrigues and enchants. These works are more sculpture than painting. Heavy materials of carved maximum density fibre board, jesmonite are only a few that are conglomerated into the cohesion, whilst scraps and remnants are suggesting incomplete memories. The viewer is left puzzled by her puzzling, her piecing together the incongruent, the contrasts assembled together becoming themselves.
Bianca Barandun (b. 1984) studied MA printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London, where she graduated in 2017. Her work has been featured in a number of international exhibitions and publications. Exhibition spaces include CGP Gallery, London the international traveling exhibition at Gallery 2F, Tokyo, Shanghai University, NEON Gallery, Wroclaw and Galéria Medium, Bratislava.