OMAR BARQUET

SELECTED WORK

(Mexico, 1979) studied Fine Arts at “La Esmeralda”, the National School of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking in Mexico City, where he has lived and worked since 2000. One of the core concepts in his work is the idea of transformation, understood as a “variation” in many of his series, in which memories, convictions, landscapes, sounds, time and space merge to create incredibly beautiful and poetic pieces. Barquet puts in motion elaborate processes that combine machinic and artisan methods, combining multiple layers that interact with each other. Some of his most relevant pieces have derived from his intimate connection with literature and poetry.

 

Barquet has received numerous awards including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA (Mexico); the Carillo Gil Museum & Bancomer Arte Actual Grant; a 2009 artist-in-residency awarded at CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and in 2014 he was selected for the Tamayo Museum XV Painting Biennale. His work has been shown in national and international museums and galleries including shows at the Mandragoras Art Space, New York; the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mérida; and the Kunsthalle Sao Paulo, Christinger De Mayo Gallery, Zúrich, among others.

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