ARTIST DETAILS

ANDREA BARREDA

Peru

“As an artist I try to present to the viewers situations and scenarios that question them, that force them to face their own interpretation of what they see. To do this, I paint characters and scenarios, in a realistic style, where certain elements, actions and colors hide a veil of mystery that can open doors for the viewers to feel captivated. In this sense, my work has a certain dreamlike reminiscence. Nevertheless, I prefer to use a realistic technique because it allows me to portray with detail and fidelity the inner world of my characters and their emotions. Throughout my practice I have decided to focus on the exploration of female characters since I relate to their sensitivity and I think they maintain a deeper connection with the realm of the occult and cryptic. It is also a way to explore and portray myself and my life experiences, for I recognize that I see myself in some of the women I paint. Every time I develop and finish a piece I am trying to open a door to explore myself and I want the spectators to do the same when they face my paintings.”

 

ARTWORKS

"Blue Dream" N°1271

2018
95 x 125 cm
Oil on canvas

"The Search" N°1272

2018
95 x 125 cm
Oil on canvas

"Water Lilies" N°0947

The water lily has a special place in Sangam Literature and tamil poetics, where it is considered s symbol of the grief of separation.


2016
160 x 80 cm
Oil on canvas

"Emiko's hair" N°0948

In the medieval Japan, Heian gentleman were not very interested in a woman's physical beauty and rarely had an opportunity to see it. The only physical attribute of interest was a woman's hair, which had to be thick and longer than she was tall.
So Emiko is looking outside the canvas and she is lying on her own dark and long hair. She looks relaxed in the painting, the position of her arms gives the idea that she is comfortable lying there. Although her hair appears to be alive and is wrapped around her neck and going to her arms. Is just hair on her own hair, she is naked we can see her shoulders uncovered and part of her chest too.

2016
120 x 95 cm
Oil on canvas

"Night Blooming Cereus" N°0950

One of the strangest plant -the night blooming cereus- is a member of the cactus family that resembles nothing more than a dead bush most of the year. It is rarely seen in the wild because of its inconspicuousness. But for one midsummer's night ech year, its exqusitely scented flower pens as night falls, then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun.
So as the description of this magnificant plant, there is a transformation going on in this painting. The main character - half bird half girl - with silver hair is suffering a transformation while the night blooming cereus is flowering for only a couple of hours. The other girl is helping her, but is she putting on the feather or pulling them off ?
That is up to the viewer to decide, but there is a tranformation going on !
 
2016
120 x 80 cm
Oil on canvas

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