Pedro Barbeito: Paintings, 1996-2018
The paintings in this exhibition were made between 1996-2018. They reflect my interest in a painting history where the medium continually redefines itself based on the technological and cultural forms of its time. These pieces, selected from five of the different series I’ve worked on over twenty-two years, present a range of merged themes: 16th century landscape painting with video game landscapes; news media images with Golden Age comic books; scientific imagery with Conceptual Art practices; Cubism with digital editing software; Zero Group strategies with imagery and architectures derived from cosmology and particle physics. I’m interested in how these worlds can coalesce, expanding the semiotics of space while reflecting the complexity of contemporary culture.
Pedro Barbeito is assistant professor of art and director of Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute. From 2015 to 2017, he was a lecturer in painting and printmaking at Yale School of Art. He’s taught painting and drawing at Queens College in New York, served as visiting lecturer at Cornell, and been visiting artist at several other institutions, including Brandeis University. Barbeito received an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale School of Art in 1996.