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About Rafael Barrios

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.

Venezuelan, b. 1947, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Rafael Barrios - virtual Juggle, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Colectiva Junio-Julio 2016, Marion Gallery, Panamá
2016
Inventario Galería, Marion Gallery, Panamá
2015
Art et Industrie, Magen H Gallery, New York
2015
Tengible Forms, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami