About Ana Barriga (Jerez, 1986. Spain)
About Ana Barriga (Jerez, 1986). Painter. Artist.
Hers work tries to make a revision of figurative painting through the photographic image, situating us in paths taken by this medium, emphasizing the new pictorial aspects that emerged at the end of the 20th century.
She confronts wide fields of experimentation that he approaches from cut and paste painting to background and figure figuration, thus expanding the technique and style of his work towards a new perspective of exploration.
She intends to investigate the image translated into painting, in a non-linear and flexible process that expands the range of plastic possibilities. To apply the idea of the laboratory, assuming the error and the finding as a method of investigation. In these works we try to emphasize the character of the painting, everything is simplified in order to reach the painting itself; it is therefore that the purpose is not programmed, but rather a sequence of gradual struggle of art for its autonomy, reflecting on each of the decisions taken from the beginning, starting with the most essential, the choice of painting itself as a medium.
It is a game where the connotations are put by the public, it is he who decides and thinks about the work. It is inevitable that the spectator makes associations even if they have not been foreseen or intentional by the creator-artist, at least in a conscious way. The perceptions are as subjective as the experience itself in front of the object.
Hers work seems to refer us to a theatrical scene where the loneliness and silence of the spaces and the deep shadows of a dramatic nature are intentionally refuted with apparently illogical titles that are not exempt from a certain amount of humour. This alerts us to this seductive beauty, warning us that it is an adulterated, mediated and partly constructed beauty.
Barriga has received numerous prizes. Most recent include Void projects, Miami (2018); Generaciones, Fundación Montemadrid, Casa Encendida, Madrid (2018); XIX Certamen Nacional de Pintura (2018); DKV Prize, International Painting Prize Focus, Seville (2017); XXIII Certamen Artes Plásticas Universidad de Sevilla, CICUS, Seville (2017).