Abraham de Barros
Abraham de Barros was born in 1983 in Caracas, Venezuela, the city where he lives to this day. Since he was a child, he was aware of his artistic vocation and even of his particular creative sensibility. There are records of works that he made when he was 9 years old where a tendency towards geometric abstraction could already be distinguished, a language that he would develop with determination throughout his entire career.
In 2004 he graduated as a Technician in Visual Arts, with a specialization in Graphic Arts at the Escuela Técnica de Artes Visuales Cristóbal Rojas. In 2016 he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts, Cinema mention from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has worked as an art director, photographer, videographer and editor for press and news portals. He also develops personal photographic, cinematographic, and audiovisual projects. He has ventured into Street art, making urban artistic interventions in murals or in public objects such as trash cans and telephones.
His visual discourse could be inscribed within geometric abstractionism. He has persistently explored the expressive possibilities of line, shape, color, geometry, movement, spaces, dialogues, and tensions between elements. The curator Mariano Figuera declares that the artist “reflects about the persistence in the contemporary imaginary of geometric abstractionism, taking up in his work some of the fundamental elements of this avant-garde. Through the line he approaches the synthesis of forms, creating dynamic compositions that suggest organic or free movement throughout the space, giving to color a genuine role”.
The work of Abraham de Barros is full of “spontaneously speculative images”, as he calls them. His images give an account of his particular worldview, of his perceptions and interior journeys, of his extraordinary philosophical and aesthetic thoughts about the artistic fact and human existence. He exposes “Through the reciprocal triangulation subject–environment–image, I rediscover the potentialities and possibilities of an apparent or not given world and an evident or given world, and the conjunction between them, leading to a possible image. By materializing as a possible image, there is the opportunity to penetrate said artwork, participate in it and give life to its pulsations in the fullest sense”.
Ana Beatriz García
→ Intervención Mural. “1er Festival de Intervenciones Urbanas”, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Intervención. “Festival Hatillarte”, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Primera exposición Street-Art”. Galerías El Hatillo, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Intervención Mural. “2do Festival de Intervenciones Urbanas” Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “XI Colectiva Nacional de Artes Plásticas”. Universidad Nacional Abierta, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ “Artista Joven del Mes”. Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
→ Intervención mural. Café TECC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Armando Reverón. Caracas, Venezuela.