Matthew Barney (b. 1967) is an American artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing and film. His early works are sculptural installations combined with performance and video.
He’s an ex-partner of Bjork.
He did some weird stuff.
And some more weird stuff.
But I’d rather not talk about that stuff today. I’d rather talk about this stuff:
MATTHEW BARNEY’S DRAWING RESTRAINTS
In his Drawing Restraints, Barney employs physical resistance and obstacles to making his marks. The final drawing becomes unimportant and the effort of drawing becomes the art.
“As an athlete you understand your body requires resistance in order to grow.” – Barney