Exhibition: Carlos Barrios 'Totems'

Published by: Mitchell Fine Art | 22-Feb-2022
Showing from March 8th, Mitchell Fine Art in Fortitude Valley presents an energetic and eclectic exhibition of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures by Queensland artist, Carlos Barrios.
Venue: Mitchell Fine Art
Address: 86 Arthur St Fortitude Valley
Date: March 8 - April 2 2022
Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Ticket: Free
Web: https://www.mitchellfineartgallery.com/art-exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/carlos-barrios
The exhibition ‘Totems’, is an exploration of symbols and objects and is Barrios’ third solo with Mitchell Fine Art. Carlos Barrios continues to play with familiar themes of human connection and the blurred lines between reality and fantasy. These concepts are portrayed by the figures and animals that inhabit his artworks.

Raised in El Salvador in Central America and the son of an archaeologist, Barrios has had a lifelong interest in Totems - objects, symbols and other visual forms and was fascinated by how energy and belief can transform something simple, almost banal, into a powerful source of communication.

As a maker of pictures and objects, Barrios observes long periods of intense concentration and comments that this process often engenders an almost hallucinatory state as he ‘simply becomes the conduit through which the artworks are created’.

Carlos Barrios has broadened his practice to create a series of painted wooden sculptures, some measuring up to almost 3 metres in height.

“When involved in the act of creation, I find I am delivered a sense of peace. There is great wonder and delight, a freedom and surprise, whilst witnessing and participating in this process of something taking on a life of its own” – Carlos Barrios.

The exhibition is showing from 8th March to 2nd April 2022. An opening night will be held on Friday 11th March from 6 – 8pm with Carlos in attendance.

Mitchell Fine Art is located at 86 Arthur St in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. The gallery is open 6 days a week: Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm and Saturday 10am – 5pm, with onsite parking available.

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For more information please contact (07) 3254 2297 or email: admin@mitchellfineartgallery.com.

To view the exhibition online visit www.mitchellfineartgallery.com

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