Alvaro Barrios

He studied art at the Barranquilla School of Fine Arts and architecture at  Universidad del Atlántico. Later he took courses in Art History in Perugia and at the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. He has worked as an art professor in several universities.

Artist of great versatility, he has worked surrealist, conceptual and pop compositions in his paintings. As a notable cartoonist, he has involved elements of the comic in his work. In his words “all contemporary art has left imprints in his pictorial universe.”

Among his most notable exhibitions we point out: Marta Traba Gallery, Bogotá (1968); Museum of Modern Art, Cartagena (1987); La Tertulia Museum of Cali (1969, 1980 and 1990); Museum of Modern Art of Bogotá (1967, 1968, 1977, 1986 and 1999), and National Museum of Buenos Aires (2000).

He has participated in the following international exhibitions: VII Biennial of Paris (1971); IX Tokyo Biennial (1974); XIII Biennial of Sao Paulo (1975). He received the Gold Medal of the IX Tokyo Biennial (1974); the Prize of the first Latin American Triennial of Engraving, Buenos Aires (1979), and the Luis Caballero Prize, Santafé Gallery, Bogotá (1998).

In 2001 he won the Latin American Prize for Painting and Mixed Media of the first Biennial of Buenos Aires, Argentina with his series “The Fifty Paths of Life”

Galeria Duque Arango - Alvaro Barrios - Alma Tadema

Alma Tadema

Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Size cm: 160 x 200 cm


Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Size cm: 170 x 275 cm