BAT GALLERY Alberto Cornejo presents the solo exhibition of the Madrid artist Javier Barco (1969): “Over the sea”. Through painting, the artist delves into the possibilities of stain and color, representing aerial views of the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sometimes synthesizing the most essential elements of the landscape, “Over the Sea” is an exhibition that offers a panoramic view of the seascape, inspired by some of the best preserved coastal areas of the Mediterranean, and invites us to dive into crystal clear waters, the sound and the sea breeze. Inspired by the sea or the snow-capped mountains, his painting is essentially based on nature and what it offers us. recovering some of the characteristics of the au plein air painters of the 19th centurypart of Javier Barco’s creative process is the location and observation of landscapes that remain unaltered and well preserved.
In this way, the artist proceeds to a work of analytical but essential synthesis of the basic shapes and colors of nature, revealing a clear influence by nature. watercolor technique. Excited by the views, his brushwork is resolved light, determined and enveloping, giving rise to a visual game where distance is essential when observing his works: sometimes, the forcefulness of the forms can suggest a detailed picturewhile as the viewer approaches, the movement and rhythms of the painting end up proposing a kind of abstraction full of expressiveness.
Javier Barco (Madrid, 1969) was trained in the Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors (AEPE), the Spanish Association of Watercolorists (AEDA), El Taller del Prado and has attended specific courses on Natural Landscape. He has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions and fairs, such as his individual “the sea from the sky” at Bea Villamarín Gallery (Gijón, 2022), the Art Madrid’22 Fair at the BAT Gallery stand (2022, Madrid), the collective “L´EMPREMTA DE LES FORMES VII” at Dionís Bennássar Gallery (Pollensa, 2021) or LA ArtShow at the stand of the Bea Villamarín Gallery (Los Ángeles, 2021), among others.
His work can also be found in various collections, such as that of the Spanish Ministry of the Environment, CEPSA, La Caixa or Caja de Castilla la Mancha. Finally, his work has been awarded in various competitions, including the 79th Valdepeñas International Plastic Arts Exhibition 2018 (selected), the Virgen de las Viñas 2017 International Prize (selected), the Painting Prize of the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment 2016 (First prize), the Segovia Painting Contest 2016 (First prize) and the Quinta de los Molinos 2016 Painting Contest (First prize), among others.
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