It is with great pleasure we are now able to present a new solo show with the remarkable Johan Barrios.
For the last few years there has been much buzz about this artist getting a lot of attention around the world.
He is the artist the other artists are talking about. Due to his unique imagery with a remarkable ability to capture the viewer in his very powerful paintings many questions have been asked about his technique and exquisite sensibility in his work.
As a general character Barrios has a unique ability to express powerful human emotions in a stroke, a color palette and a composition, with a fineness and sensitivity that can be difficult to describe. A tenderness that hits so strongly it can be hard to stay on your feet in meeting them.
Besides the incredible technique in his work and the unique ability to make us feel when studying his mysterious absorbing paintings and drawings, he has been touted as one of the most significant young visual artists of today.
With the title ‘Lightness’ Johan Barrios presents his second solo show at the gallery wishing to elaborate on the complex relationship between “full and empty”, “light and heavy”.
The deep longing to feel “full” in a world continuously navigated by individual desires taking over the perception of everyday life and the general view of life. A place where the individual increasingly defines our space and weight in the world and what we consider to be the most important factors.
The characters in the work of Johan Barrios rest senselessly next to common everyday objects in an uncomfortable way depicted with Barrios’ unusual way of approaching color.
As a result the works has an unusual sense of lightness lacking a visual charge of color, instead appearing as an
almost monochromatic expression.