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Rafael Barrios, ‘Nimbus’, 2014, Galería RGR
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Rafael Barrios

Nimbus, 2014

Painted Iron
39 4/5 × 21 3/10 × 1 3/5 in
101 × 54 × 4 cm
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Location
Ciudad de Mexico
About the work
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, ‘Nimbus’, 2014, Galería RGR
Rafael Barrios, ‘Nimbus’, 2014, Galería RGR
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About the work
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

Nimbus, 2014

Painted Iron
39 4/5 × 21 3/10 × 1 3/5 in
101 × 54 × 4 cm
Sold
Location
Ciudad de Mexico
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