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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THE GHOSTLY PAINTINGS OF JOSHUA FLINT

by Ariadna Zierold

joshua flint, ghostly, paintings, upper playground

Portland-based artist Joshua Flint‘s pursuits are driven by his curiosities about the world around him; about our nature, about our character, about our ambitions, both individually and collectively.

joshua flint, ghostly, paintings, upper playground

The work he does explores people and place. Sometimes these elements collide, other times they remain solitary; leaving the viewer with a sense of how we see ourselves and how others view us. The figurative work he does allows both himself and the viewer to stop time for a while and focus on the lifetime of events, in all of our lives, that often remain undocumented.

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