Interview with David Barbero
I´m a philosopher and a creative person ... my self-taught education is important ... as an artist I consider myself an expressionist, abstraction is my work environment. As a writer I started with poetry, then I graduated in philosophy, and I have written different texts in prose. My opinion is that all people have a potential artist, you just need to work to develop it.
Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making?
My first experience in the art world was doing art therapy ... I started writing and painting to get rid of my own demons, the result I liked, and the people around me liked it too. My first experience was something traumatic, I composed my work and I emptied all kinds of feelings, through the expression I had let them go.
How would you describe yourself and your artwork?
I´m a person who needs solitude to work and to be with myself ... creative and dreamer, I believe in the therapy of the creative moment. My art is expressionist and mostly abstract ... some say that I can see that I am a philosopher in the way I express my works ... Art for me is based on expressing the author's own feelings ... I don't do anything else.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
My inspiration is based on the feelings generated by the circumstances of life, and in the work of different artists and writers, for example I am very interested Basquiat, Pollock, Miró, T S Eliot, E E Cummings ...
What emotions do you hope the viewers experience when looking at your art?
I believe that my art generates strong feelings, due to its expressiveness, and to the combination of colors, it may or may not like but it does not leave anyone indifferent.
When do you know that an artwork is finished ?
A work I feel I have finished when I can not get anything else in it, since I have printed in the work all the feelings I could, wanted or had.
What has been the most exciting moment in your art career so far?
The most exciting moment is that of the production of the work ... I am so concentrated that I do not feel my body, I only work and I am, shall we say, spiritually.
How long does it take to produce one work?
My way of working is very fast, I do what can be called quick painting.
What exciting projects are you working on right now?
I am doing a painting, photography and writing work on the Colombian city Medellín.
Do you have any upcoming events or exhibitions we should know about?
The last two exhibitions have been at Mercantic Sant Cugat, and at Atelier Natalia Gromicho in Lisbon. Soon I will expose in Mercantic and in the CMSC. In April I published a novel.