Itziar Barrio

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Artwork
Welcome to the New Paradise_2009_Billboard on a building_20 x 30 feet. Brooklyn. New York. 2009
Welcome to the New Paradise_2009_ Solo Show. White Box. New York
The consequences are clear_2009_Mixed media._6 x 13 x 4 feet Aprox.
The paradise is here- 12_2008_ Mixed media on paper_35,4x 23,6 inches
The paradise is here- 11_2008_ Mixed media on paper_35,4x 23,6 inches
Itziar
Barrio
Artist's Statement

My own interest and motivation for creating art springs from a personal need to react to and interact with reality.
I approach the icon as a concept by maneuvering it through various abstract worlds and using many media, such as sculpture, painting, mural, and video animation.
The repetition and extension of my original icons into murals, animations, and drawings exemplifies the relationship that society has with everyday objects as recurring icons, whether those be practical objects embedded in our lives or abstract advertisement media creations. In this way I intend to bring up questions that are not overtly social or political, but that deal with the tendency of the human mind to create iconic and associative characters out of its surroundings and the effects of those associations on society.

www.itziarbarrio.com

Bio/Resume

Selected solo shows: HVCCA and White Box in New York, Agenzia04 Gallery in Italy, Weekend Gallery and Tacheles in Berlin, Libre Completo in Barcelona and Catalogo General Gallery in Bilbao.

Selected group exhibitions : Havana Biennial (Cuba), Pist Space, Istanbul (Turkey), Gdansk Academy of Arts (Poland), Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York, 404 International Festival Postelectronic Art (Italy), Gallerie Augenblick-raum für gegenwartskunst, Berlin (Germany), Paolo Boselli Gallery, Brussels (Belgium), Art Tech Media International Forum (Spain) and La Casa de America, Madrid (Spain).

Selected grants and awards: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Spanish Ministry of Culture, Consulate General of Spain in New York, Basque Government, Bizkaia Executive Council and the Iberoamerican Videocreation Prize, MUSAC.