Domingo Barreres: Las Meninas, Earthly Delights and Other Investitures
NEW YORK • White Box • Ongoing
|Domingo Barreres is a painter whose figurative work examines both the tradition of painting and the meaning of representational art today. The artist explores issues of beauty and desire, which he positions within the framework of current discourses on painting and politics. He places gay iconography and the recent sexual controversy within the Catholic Church both in the US and Boston dead center in strikingly painted tableaux that are further strengthened by texts taken from English and Spanish poets such as García Lorca and Wallace Stevens.|
The series of paintings are inspired by the 1656 Velazquez Las Meninas, Hieronymous Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights combined with a rich layering of other more personal and politically charged concerns and imagery. Barreres' Las Meninas series explore themes the artist has described as "obsessive ambition, beauty as mask for hidden agendas, or how anachronistic notions of identity may jeopardize such human traits as curiosity, imagination, carnal appetite, and love through sexual expression----even rationality itself".
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