Review in Art International VI/10 December 20, 1962
..These dynamic tensions, these pressures of one area upon its neighbour, are the essential content of JOHN BARNICOAT’s paintings on show at the Molton Gallery. He uses thick and gritty paint, often in greys and ochres that emphasise their earthy character…materially solid and not very bright in colour,…. there is a great tension and a sense of slow flowing and a very gradual erosion of one shape by another…. In the best of them there is a slow, silent struggle that gives Barnicoat’s apparently sluggish paintings a surprising vitality and drama.
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One Man Exhibition, Collette Allendy Paris (1959)