Anya Tish Gallery presents Johan Barrios: "Adormecido" opening reception
Anya Tish Gallery will host "Adormecido," a solo exhibition of new work by Johan Barrios, a Colombian artist now living and working in Houston. Adormecido, featuring paintings and drawings, is Barrios’ inaugural solo exhibition with Anya Tish Gallery.
One of the most technically accomplished painters of his generation, Johan Barrios, born in 1982, creates psychological portraits full of contradictions, doubt, beauty and anxiety, with subjects that exist between the surface of the canvas and trompe l’oeil illusion. With surreal and cinematic qualities, the rich graphite drawings and oil paintings read as photographs from a distance, sharing the same metallic, oxidized atmosphere of tintypes. They are as suggestive as they are ambiguous, alluding to narratives that never fully form, and presenting obscured figures in scenes without any definable sense of time and space, candidly capturing reality yet leaving it slightly ajar.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through March 11.