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LLUIS BARBA
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Lluís Barba reworks iconic artworks to comment on contemporary society, introducing modern characters into Hieronymus Bosch’s or Pieter Bruegel’s medieval scenes. His work leverages the language of artistic symbolism to critique both modern society and the art world, utilising society darlings and art world players such as Kate Moss, Brad Pitt and Jay Jopling. Barba thereby expresses his debt to History of Art while establishing distance through a strongly ironic stance. Born in Spain in 1952 and educated at the Escola Massana Centre d’Art-UAB, Barba has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Canada. His work is held in major public collections, such as the Artothèque d’Art Anekdota in Paris, Foundation Daniela Chappard of Caracas, Foundation Lluís Carulla, L’Espluga de Francolí, Tarragona, Instituto Cervantes in Tangier, Morocco, Museo Jacobo Borges Caracas, Museo Marugame Hirai Japan, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam La Habana, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Requena Valencia, Museo Internacional Cairo, Egypt and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

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