Last April 14th, Volery Gallery opened +1Ov3, a solo exhibition featuring Ana Barriga. On show are eight paintings inhabited by creatures and scenes that contradict the logic we have been taught to live. Barriga attempts to keep up with the madness of life by creating characters born from the freedom that may seem linked to craziness as a reflection on the frenzies of her own life.
In the series of paintings, the duality between reality and the oneiric is present. Barriga is interested in the coexistence of a playful, even childish, aesthetic with a cruder narrative. The concurrence of the innocent and the guilty, the apparent and the real and the contradiction between a delicate caress preceded by a sharp slap of stark irony.
Unlike previous exhibitions that have had a narrative thread connecting all the works, +1Ov3 emerges from the precise moment that Barriga is living. The artworks appear as a reaffirmation of what and who the artist is, as well as a reaffirmation of her paintings. In her work, Barriga provides iconography open to the viewer’s subjectivity and his freedom to interpret.
The exhibition will run until May 10, 2022 at Volery Gallery, DIFC, Dubai, UAE. Gallery hours: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
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