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POETIC IMAGES BY JOHAN BARRIOS

by Ariadna Zierold

johan barrios, painting, houston, abstract, portraiture, ghostly, monochromatic, dark, upper playground

Colombian, Houston-based artist Johan Barrios‘ work is a universe of images in movement, whose language goes in search of different features of sonorous expressions, synchronic or asynchronous visuals, elements of action, gestures and silhouettes that pierce his paintings as an ascending vanishing line that sequentially runs through every painting so as to make us understand the meaning of interval between one image and the next, which shows us the power that is communicated by the images and the perceptive impact that stems from viewing a painting and the communicational impression it leaves on us.

johan barrios, painting, houston, abstract, portraiture, ghostly, monochromatic, dark, upper playground

This vibe creates a balance with the levity and the lightness of their bodies and with the body of the artist himself, who announces his presence in the painting, not in an explicit way, but rather from the stealthy perspective of someone who is observing in order to put together, quietly and precisely, the outlines of his characters.

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