About
 
Menu
Upcoming / ANTHROPOS / artist book launch
MELK Gallery / Oslo
Upcoming / El olvido está lleno de memoria (The forgetfulness is full of memory) / Group exhibition
Galeria MARSO / Mexico City
Upcoming / SLUICE Biennale
Hackney Central / London
00:
00:
00
Thousand million billions / Public commission
6
Vestmyra elementary school / Fauske/ Arts consultant: Trygve Luktvaslimo Architects: Nordic Office of Architecture Photo credit:Lars-Martin Hunstad
MARSO art residency
3
Galeria MARSO / Mexico City
Høstutstillingen
10
Cut Out series
23
Structural Complexity
3
Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
Multiple Singularity / Public commission
10
Tegleverket skole / Oslo
The school of nature and principle
5
Elizabeth foundation for the arts / New York

Kunstneren Javier Barrios vokste opp i Mexico, Guatemala og Norge. Kanskje ikke rart han føler seg splittet og finner roen i New York.


Tekst Kjetil Lyche
Foto Linda Forsell
Natural tendencies
9
Outlet Gallery / Brooklyn
Artist Biography

Javier Barrios is a Guatemalan/Norwegian artist based in New York. He has recently attended a one year residency at ISCP, and showcased his work at Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn, LYNX gallery in Oslo, Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan, Museo Santo Domingo in Guatemala. He is also editor at the art publication VECTOR.
Interview by Sabin Bors
Performa flag project
2
New York / Tromsø
The view of the vast
10
Museo Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala
Black Matter
6
Lillestrøm
Twilight Is Upon Me
15
Oslo, Norway
Big Black Hole
11
Galerie Muelhaupt / Cologne
Love is an astronaut
6
Copenhagen
Pink Space
7
Bærum Kulturhus / Sandvika
Electric Dome
4
Thousand million billions / Public commission
6
Vestmyra elementary school / Fauske/ Arts consultant: Trygve Luktvaslimo Architects: Nordic Office of Architecture Photo credit:Lars-Martin Hunstad
MARSO art residency
3
Galeria MARSO / Mexico City
Høstutstillingen
10
Cut Out series
23
Structural Complexity
3
Trafo Kunsthall, Asker
Multiple Singularity / Public commission
10
Tegleverket skole / Oslo
The school of nature and principle
5
Elizabeth foundation for the arts / New York

Kunstneren Javier Barrios vokste opp i Mexico, Guatemala og Norge. Kanskje ikke rart han føler seg splittet og finner roen i New York.


Tekst Kjetil Lyche
Foto Linda Forsell
Natural tendencies
9
Outlet Gallery / Brooklyn
Artist Biography

Javier Barrios is a Guatemalan/Norwegian artist based in New York. He has recently attended a one year residency at ISCP, and showcased his work at Outlet Gallery in Brooklyn, LYNX gallery in Oslo, Muskegon Museum of Art in Michigan, Museo Santo Domingo in Guatemala. He is also editor at the art publication VECTOR.
Interview by Sabin Bors
Performa flag project
2
New York / Tromsø
The view of the vast
10
Museo Santo Domingo, Antigua, Guatemala
Black Matter
6
Lillestrøm
Twilight Is Upon Me
15
Oslo, Norway
Big Black Hole
11
Galerie Muelhaupt / Cologne
Love is an astronaut
6
Copenhagen
Pink Space
7
Bærum Kulturhus / Sandvika
Electric Dome
4

My artistic project moves in a landscape between utopia and facts, with inspirations drawn from science fiction, visions of the future, technology, architecture, science and space exploration, to mention just a few sources. The inner core of the project relates to the great philosophical questions surrounding the origin and the evolution of Mankind, and the need to find the balance between fact and fiction in this arena.

“How has Mankind been able to move from picking lice off each other’s backs, to a world where we build spaceships and send them out into the waste and desolate space?”

It is from populist medias such as journals, television, the internet, films and books that I harvest inspiration, and it is from a populistic point of view that I wish to utilize this material in order to throw light on contemporary tendencies. There is no doubt that we are living through exciting times where the world is experiencing an economic, a climatic and a structural shift of power. While the world's population is increasing and our natural resources are being depleted, rapid technological progress is laying a new platform for our modern life.

Bio

Javier Barrios currently lives in Oslo, Norway. He received his diploma from Statens Kunst Akademi in Oslo and from School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been subject of several exhibitions in Europe and the US, including Kunstnernes Hus, Trafo Kunsthall, LYNX Gallery, Outlet Gallery, Muskegon Museum of Art, Triumph and Disaster Gallery, Schaufenster Gallery, Rod Bianco Gallery and Galleri K. Barrios has also recently finished residencies at ISCP in New York and Galeria MARSO in Mexico City. He is also editor of VECTOR Productions.