Anya Tish Gallery presents Johan Barrios: "Monólogo" opening reception
Anya Tish Gallery will host "Monólogo," a solo exhibition of new work by Johan Barrios, a Colombian artist now living and working in Houston.
Barrios is one of the most technically accomplished painters of his generation. His work provokes the unique ability to make us feel and sympathize with his images invoking a harmony of the imagination and cognitive thought. Using himself as his own model, Barrios creates psychological portraits full of contradictions, doubt, beauty and anxiety that exist between the surface of the canvas and trompe l’oeil illusion. He effortlessly translates light and shadow, executing his pieces with the proficiency of old masters. Depicted in a state of suspended tension, the subject has no identity, no narrative, no location, yet carries a diffused emotional resonance that addresses existential issues, such as loneliness, self-discovery, intimacy and fragility.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until November 30.