Barton is an Australian artist and a two time winner of the Archibald Prize, an Australian prize for portrait painting that has been awarded since 1921. Barton's second win was for a portrait of actor Hugo Weaving (you know, Elrond , Agent Smith, V....)
These paintings are a bit more fantastical than that one. Attempts to take more close photos were thwarted by the number of people looking at these pieces at a given time. They do catch the eye and more than that they KEEP your eye on them.
These pieces are acrylic and spray paint on French linen. New school meets old school.