Born in London, England 1970.
He studied at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO), from 1991-1996 and has since also been a guest teacher there.
Male fertility, non-loving sex, violence and cannibalism were reoccurring themes in Barton`s work from the end of the 90`s. Barton`s work then took a new direction focusing on the torso or body fragment in combination with a foreign object or abstract shape, dealing with bodily transformations and meditative states of being.
His current work deals with industrial products from distopian futures; space helmets designed for religious expansion in space, and bomb suits tailored for the mundane acts of shopping and child`s play in a future society gone bad.
Barton has exhibited several larger collections of his works abroad and in Norway.
His works are represented in private and corporate collections in Norway and abroad.