The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is delighted to announca the London Showcase of work by Lluís Barba. Barba reworks iconic artworks to comment on contemporary society, introducing modern characters into Hyeronimus Bosch's or Pieter Brueghel's medieval scenes. His work leverages the language of artistic symbolism to critique both modern society and the art worls, utilising society darlings and art world players sucha as Kate Moss, Paris Hilton and Jay Jopling. Barba expresses his debt to History of Art whislt establishing distance through a strongly ironic stance.
The exhibition will also feature a selection of works from the shortlisted artists from the Young Masters Art Prize 2012.
Barba was shortlisted in the Young Masters Art Prize 2009, and was invited to exhibit at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, displaying works relating to the history of academic painting and the space of the salon (hosted by East Wing IX). Lluís Barba appeared as a Guest Artist in the Young Masters Art Prize 2012.
Lluís Barba will also participate in the 2012 BFAMI (British Friends of the Museum in Israel) Exhibition and Auction. Work is available to view at Sotheby's London from 18–27 November 2012. BFAMI's Gala Auction takes place on 27th November 2012, Round House, London; the Guest of Honour will be Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry.
Barba's work has been exhibited internationally and is held by private collectors including: Jorge M. Pérez, Miami, FL; Stuart & Pamela Rothenberg, Miami & NYC; Rick and Kathy Hilton, CA; Mr. & Mrs. Richman, YYC; Carol Low, NYC & Paris; Evangeline Hersaint, Swizerland; and Wendy Fisher, UK & NYC.
Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG
Reception with Jazz, Wednesday November 28th, 9 – 6 pm.