In my interdisciplinary practice, I delve into the complexities of labor, luxury, and materiality, using my autonomous and chosen labor as a means of expressing care and elevating the luxury of materials, subjects, and concepts. I often incorporate personal artifacts and perspectives of underrepresented groups to bring attention to these perspectives in public spaces and challenge traditional notions of luxury. Through abstraction and materialization of information, I create a nuanced exploration of the subtext and transparency of these themes, layering them together in my growing body of work to challenge the traditional understanding of labor, materiality and luxury. My artistic process is driven by the desire to understand and challenge the way we perceive these concepts and how they relate to one another.
Chantal Barlow is a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary artist who has been working in various mediums such as painting, drawing, sound, sculpture, photography, and installations for over 10 years. She began focusing on project-based, conceptual work in 2014 which has led to her interdisciplinary shift. Barlow's work centers labor and luxury, seeking to present unique perspectives and experiences to the public. She explores the complexities of labor, luxury, and materiality in her work, using her autonomous and chosen labor as a means of expressing care and elevating the luxury of materials, subjects, and concepts. Her work has been recognized internationally and featured in publications such as Huffington Post, The Guardian, Vanity Fair Italy, and British Vogue. She holds a BA in art from UCLA with great distinction.