Nine Moons

The “Nine Moons” represents the period of pregnancy, and human Conception. In this new series, building on “The Queen” series, Argentine artist Marcelo Barreto seeks out situations and concepts related to this transcendental moment in a woman’s life, and in each of our lives for being conceived by them.

About the artist:

My name is Marcelo Javier Barreto. I was born in Argentina in Chaco’s provincial capital, Resistencia. In college, I studied the Tourism Planning program. After finishing, I realized that wasn’t my thing so I decided to move to the second largest city in Argentina, Cordoba. There I met people who introduced me to window display design and that was my work for about 6 years before I moved to Canada in 2006.

When I moved to Canada I started designing and making wicker floor lamps for sale and doing freelance design for stores and residential spaces. One morning, the neighbors were moving and they threw two blank canvases into the trash; I took them to try something and one of my best friends, Maria Lezon, who is an established artist in Ottawa gave me brushes for my birthday. Since then, I haven’t stopped painting and finally I found what I was looking for to express my self.

I lived for three years in Ottawa before I moved to DC in December 2008. In Washington I started taking painting classes (Washington Studio School, The Torpedo Factory and the Corcoran). In two years, I developed a series of twelve paintings (called “The Queen” series) that I displayed at Tryst DC in 2010. Throughout the series, I moved from figurative to cubism which I feel is the technique that I will keep using in my future works. My new series “Nine Moons” builds on the theme of the essential nature of women.

Las nueve lunas representan el periodo de la concepcion humana hasta la natalidad. En esta nueva serie busque situaciones y concetos relacionados con este transcendental momento en la vida de una mujer y en cada uno de nosotros al ser consebidos por ellas.

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