Press Release

Stephen Appleby-Barr in Milan
March 31, 2022

31 March–28 May 2022

Via Fontana 16, Milan 20122#


Robilant+Voena is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Stephen Appleby-Barr in Milan.


The exhibition will run from 31 March to 28 April 2022 at the gallery’s Milan space, located at Via Fontana 16. There will be a preview of the exhibition on Wednesday 30 March.


Dreamy and otherworldly, Stephen Appleby Barr’s work blurs the lines between past and present, male and female, fact and fantasy. His atmospheric images remain tantalizingly ambiguous in every way save their power to excite the imagination.


Robilant+Voena’s latest exhibition of the artist’s work in Milan unites four oil paintings with a series of drawings, executed in traditional gall ink on a fine, semi-transparent stone paper. Evoking the mood and subtle shading of old master drawings and etchings, intricate marginalia and annotations give a further insight into the artist's fantastical universe.


Born in 1981 in Toronto, Stephen Appleby-Barr is currently based in London, England. His work has been exhibited and collected in Canada, the United States, and Europe. This is the artist’s third exhibition with the gallery and the first in Italy. In 2023 Canada House will host an exhibition of his work which will then tour to Grinnell College, Iowa.