Works in this exhibition
Paz Barreiro's career has developed between Madrid and Tenerife, where she has settled professionally. She specialised in painting at the Universidad Complutense after having studied advertising art at the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid. Her pieces clearly reveal that linear and compositional aesthetic of the world of advertising, enriched with a refined pictorial technique. The elements, weaves and textures are superimposed in her works and create the effect of overlapping cuts as if they were a true collage.
Her work reminds us of the serial production of Pop Art mixed with a retro style that recalls the aesthetics of the 50s. The backgrounds and patterns of pastel colours take us to a somewhat idyllic sphere and help to recreate those pictures that look like taken from an American lifestyle magazine.
Actually, one cannot deny the influence of fashion magazines on Paz Barreiro's compositions. Her love for cut-out d...