Figurative artist Carlos Barrios returns to Brisbane with a series of works exploring the undefinable nature of dreams.
Showing at Mitchell Fine Art from 29th May, Carlos Barrios’ solo exhibition ‘Undefined Dreams’, blurs the realms of consciousness and unconsciousness as he tries to capture the elusive images that have come to him in a dreamlike state.
'Parrot and Kids Fishing', 100 x 100cm, mixed media on linen paper laid on linen (2019)
This exhibition celebrates Carlos Barrios’ process as much as the subject. Working emotively, Barrios has no preconceived notions of what an artwork will look like until it has finished;
As Barrios explains, “I dispose myself before a blank piece and let it come - colours and shapes, lines and dots. Each piece takes on a life of its own. The process is quite an enjoyable one – but not without moments of doubt. The imaginary takes shape and follows a pattern that sometimes remains a mystery, even to its creator.”
'Happy Farmers', 200 x 200cm, mixed media on linen paper laid on canvas (2019)
Recently relocating to Currumbin in Queensland with his family, dogs, cat and chickens, is it any wonder that Carlos Barrios has filled his artworks with visions of people, animals, coastal and pastoral scenes. It isn’t just the celebration of life but the feelings of joy, love, spirituality and sensuality that Barrios is trying to express.
“I like them to be as they are. These undefined visions allow me the intimacy of a journey that fills my days, with a clear purpose and practice - keeping alive my soul, curiosity and dreams.”
It is this joyous freedom of expression for which artist Carlos Barrios is known and what he is passionate to continue discovering.
The exhibition opens Saturday 1st June at 3pm with Carlos Barrios in attendance.
'Undefined Dreams' is showing from 29th May – 22nd June 2019. All events are free.
Need to Know:
OPENING NIGHT: Saturday 1st June, 3 - 5pm
EXHIBITION DATES: 29th May – 22nd June 2019
TO VIEW EXHIBITION CLICK HERE
Mitchell Fine Art is open 6 days a week in Fortitude Valley - Monday to Friday 10am to 5.30pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm, with free onsite parking available
To enquire on any artworks phone 07 3254 2297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view or purchase artworks online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com