Tansey Contemporary is pleased to present “Intuitive Impressions,” a solo exhibition featuring Javier López Barbosa September 14 thru October 14, 2018 at the Canyon Road gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The exhibition features Barbosa’s signature abstract expressionist style and unique glazing technique that captures the true essence and brilliancy of color. His organic, intuitive process of working up layers of paint and glazing creates dynamic, atmospheric pieces brimming with positivity. His rich and vibrant color palette coupled with his energetic composition dazzles and electrifies the eye in every work.
Inspired by the art, color, and music of his native Mexico, Barbosa aims to capture these happy memories from childhood in his work with a childlike sense of wonder and joy. A deep sense of community and gratitude underlies his practice. He says, “My work is about feeling good and having fun, It’s about making people happy, which makes me content and inspired, Painting every day reminds me of the kind of person I am and the kind of person I want to be: one with humility and always ready to give…creating is one of the most important ways to give [back] to the world...my colorful paintings [are] full of love, passion, and best wishes for all.”
Barbosa now lives in New Mexico and taught himself to paint. He has exhibited nationally in new York, North Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. This is his first solo exhibition with Tansey Contemporary.