Sukhi Barber is a traditional British sculptor born in Hertfordshire and a graduate of The City and Guilds of London Art School — a non-profit art college in the British capital. A passionate about the classical and ancient traditions of art and philosophy, she also ended up being attracted by the references of Buddhist culture and philosophy.
After graduating, Barber traveled to India and eventually settled in Kathmandu, Nepal, where he spent the next twelve years studying Buddhist philosophy and producing sculptures based on the traditional techniques of stone carving and bronze casting.
Sukhi’s sculptures are intended to bridge the cultures of East and West. Embodying the peace and compositional balance of ancient devotional art, they represent complex philosophical ideas with a simplicity and clarity that renders them accessible on an intuitive level. Exploring themes of hidden potentials, and the transcendence of our limiting view of a solid reality, her work often represents the negative space as being as important as the material itself, implying the dance of form and spirit, a constant state of transformation.Sukhi Barber