Rafael Barrios, ‘Centrifuge F172 - White Pearl’, 2016, Sculpture, Steel sculpture and polyurethane acrylic lacquer, Bel-Air Fine Art
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Rafael Barrios

Centrifuge F172 - White Pearl, 2016

Steel sculpture and polyurethane acrylic lacquer
21 7/10 × 17 3/10 in
55 × 44 cm
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Geneva, Saint-Tropez, Paris Place des Vosges, Paris Rivoli, Cannes, Aix en Provence, Venezia San Marco, Venezia Dorsoduro, Courchevel, Megève, Miami, London, Verbier, Crans-Montana, Gstaad, Forte dei Marmi, Knokke
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Rafael Barrios
Venezuelan, b. 1947
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Rafael Barrios’s geometric sculptures manipulate the eye into seeing depth in flat sheets of brightly colored metal. Adopting a sculptural vernacular pioneered by such figures as Joel Shapiro, Barrios subverts the three-dimensional essence of sculpture by shaping planar sheets to resemble carefully stacked and engineered objects. Such works often appear in public contexts, such as Park Avenue in New York. Though positioned as sculpture, his work’s Op Art elements equally align it with painting, effectively blurring the boundaries between the two media.

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Rafael Barrios
Venezuelan, b. 1947
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Rafael Barrios’s geometric sculptures manipulate the eye into seeing depth in flat sheets of brightly colored metal. Adopting a sculptural vernacular pioneered by such figures as Joel Shapiro, Barrios subverts the three-dimensional essence of sculpture by shaping planar sheets to resemble carefully stacked and engineered objects. Such works often appear in public contexts, such as Park Avenue in New York. Though positioned as sculpture, his work’s Op Art elements equally align it with painting, effectively blurring the boundaries between the two media.

Rafael Barrios

Centrifuge F172 - White Pearl, 2016

Steel sculpture and polyurethane acrylic lacquer
21 7/10 × 17 3/10 in
55 × 44 cm
.
Sold
Location
Geneva, Saint-Tropez, Paris Place des Vosges, Paris Rivoli, Cannes, Aix en Provence, Venezia San Marco, Venezia Dorsoduro, Courchevel, Megève, Miami, London, Verbier, Crans-Montana, Gstaad, Forte dei Marmi, Knokke
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