Self-Portraits, Travelers in Time
Solo-exhibition opening reception with artist: Thursday December 20th, 6-8pm, at DEAN PROJECT
Exhibition dates: December 20th – January 12th
Born in Spain and educated at the Escola Massana Centre d’Art-UAB, Barba has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Canada. His work is held in major public collections, such as the Artothèque d’Art Anekdota in Paris, Foundation, Daniela Chappard of Caracas, Foundation Lluís Carulla, L’Espluga de Francolí, Tarragona, Instituto Cervantes in Tangier, Morocco, Museo Jacobo Borges Caracas, Museo Marugame Hirai Japan, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam La Habana, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Requena Valencia, Museo Internacional Cairo, Egypt and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
Lluís Barba reworks iconic artworks to comment on contemporary society, introducing modern characters into Hyeronimus Bosch’s or Pieter Brueghel’s medieval scenes. His work leverages the language of artistic symbolism to critique both modern society and the art world, utilizing society darlings and art world players such as Kate Moss, Brad Pitt and Jay Jopling. Barba thereby expresses his debt to History of Art while establishing distance through a strongly ironic stance.
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