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b. 1982, Venezuela

Alvaro Barrington Biography

Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela). Born to Grenadian and Haitian parents and raised between the Caribbean and New York, Barrington's practice explores interconnected histories of cultural production. His series "Garvey" examines the cultural exchanges of early 20th century London and the Harlem Renaissance— both sites of large-scale migration from the Caribbean at the height of Modernism – and their ongoing influence on artistic output and notions of self-hood, sexuality, the soul, identity, nurture, nationality, punishment and death. Considering himself primarily a painter, Barrington's multimedia approach to image-making employs burlap, textiles, postcards and clothing, exploring how materials themselves can function as visual tools while referencing their personal, political and commercial histories.

Alvaro Barrington Featured Artworks

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Sat G (triangle) by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro BarringtonSat G (triangle), 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
29 x 36.5 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Sat G (circle) by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro BarringtonSat G (circle), 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
29 x 36.5 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
1971 - 1971 (3 box) by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro Barrington1971 - 1971 (3 box), 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
29 x 36.5 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
1934 - 1974 (2G) by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro Barrington1934 - 1974 (2G), 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
36.5 x 29 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Sat G (square) by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro BarringtonSat G (square), 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
29 x 36.5 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
1972 - 1972 (I-R,Y) by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro Barrington1972 - 1972 (I-R,Y), 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
29 x 36.5 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
1934 - 1975 by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro Barrington1934 - 1975, 2021Oil on burlap paper in artist frame
29 x 36.5 x 4.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Yellow Hibiscus Red Stem by Alvaro Barrington contemporary artwork
Alvaro BarringtonYellow Hibiscus Red Stem, 2019Oil on banana paper
75.9 x 55.1 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire

Alvaro Barrington Recent Exhibitions

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Alvaro Barrington Represented By

Blum & Poe contemporary art gallery in Tokyo, Japan Blum & Poe Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo
Mendes Wood DM contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, Brazil Mendes Wood DM Brussels, New York, São Paulo

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