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 recent 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.
He is currently working on the series “The Republican”, focusing on the recent election and republican rhetoric.
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.