Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Rafael Barrios Sculptures on Park Avenue

Obtusa, 2011
Triphasique, 2011
Triphasique, 2011
Acrobatica, 2011
Centrifuga, 2011
Flight, 2011
Malabarismo Lineal, 2011
Trifascica, 2011
Last Sunday, the sculptures of Venezuelan artist Rafael Barrios were unveiled on Park Avenue. Most of the pieces are being exhibited for the first time.  His works, mostly made of steel and acrylic lacquer  alter the viewers' perception and state of mind. At a distance, the sculptures appear to be voluminous, but as you approach them, they are actually thin. As Barrios states, the sculptures are about “dislocating our perception in such a way that our mind’s eye will insist that you are seeing something that you are not.” The sculptures will be on view until June 30, 2012. 

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