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Hand-signed by artist
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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.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Dislocating New York: Rafael BarriosGalleria Ca' d'Oro
2016
Rafael Barrios: Virtual JuggleArt Nouveau Gallery
2015
Art et IndustrieMagen H Gallery
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Tumble, 2018

Hand made lacquer steel
23 1/5 × 18 1/10 in
59 × 46 cm
Edition of 3
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On hold
Location
Paris, Beirut, PARIS
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included

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.

Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Challenging Visuals
Other works by Rafael Barrios
Other works from Mark Hachem Gallery
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