Barbara Simone was born on 16 November 1981 in Bari, in a south Italy where works and lives. Freelancer, graphic designer and illustrator. Artistic high school diploma, Bachelor’s degree in Industrial design and Communication confirmed by I.S.I.A. in Florence.
Her academic studies were centred on artistic teaching and design of objects of common use; these are the factors that influenced her vocation to the use of varied materials and that drive her investigation into new depictions in the form of collage and assemblages. Works based on re-employed materials of every kind and origin: cut-outs, cardboard labels, metal finds, bolts, keys, pins, rusty screws and clock’s gearwheels. The same lyricism that characterizes collage on wood and canvas is also found in digital collage, featuring a dreamlike dimension, surreal, romantic.
06/2012 takes part to “FREELINEart” collective at Palazzo Roberti in Mola di Bari (Apulia, Italy), with “Modus Vivendi” cycle, a work in progress including three paintings.
12/2012 exhibits two canvases about the theme of “Angels” at the show room “Spazio aperto all’arte” in Molfetta: “The third eye” and “Three angels”.
12/2012 takes part to a national collective exhibition at ADSUM gallery of contemporary art in Terlizzi, the theme was “T’amo”.
03/2013 at “Punti di Vista Punti di Fuga” collective she exhibits 2 works: “Motionless engine” and “Sea armada”. On August she takes part at “L’arte in Puglia” collective with her work “Out of this world”.
04/2014 Her first personal exhibition whose title was “Sleeping rose”: 15 works exhibits at “Il Palmento” in the heart of Altamura (Apulia, Italy), presented by Maia Vinella.
04/2016 Collective exhibition Art Periods 9 edition, at Space Gallery Six of Monopoli. The work “the diver” received a mention on Exibart.