Bárbara Alegre

Barcelona, Spain, 1976

Temporary State of Mind n.2 - 2019. Oil on re-stretch canvas. 75 x 55 cm.
Take Care - 2019. Oil on re-stretch canvas. 70 x 50 cm.
Unfold - 2020. Oil on re-stretch canvas. 40 x 40 cm.
Unfold - 2020. Oil on re-stretch canvas. 40 x 40 cm.
Step Forwards - 2020. Oil on re-stretch canvas. 136 x 104 cm.
Feeling Blue - 2018. Mixed Media. 74 x 60 cm.
Uranus - 2018. Mixed Media. 80 x 70 cm.
Time - 2018. Gouache on dry embossed paper. 70 x 100 cm.
Unfold (II) - 2020. Oil on re-stretch canvas. 40 x 40 cm.
Day and night - 2018. Mixed Media. 34 x 34 cm.
Sunset - 2018. Oil on linen. 74 x 60 cm.
Seasons - 2018. Mixed Media. 34 x 34 cm.
Uranus - 2018. Mixed Media. 80 x 70 cm.
Hole day - 2018. Mixed Media. 34 x 34 cm.
Gathering - 2019. Domestic Dust inside glass bell jars. Variable measures.

About

Bárbara Alegre is a Spanish visual artist based between Barcelona and London. She is currently finishing an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, the artist is attentive to ‘life forming questions’ which are probably accompanied by loneliness. Questions on time, memory, and expiration, and on the search of the origin, genealogy, identity, and the transmission of values.

Her practice arises from the autobiographical in order to talk about the ‘Other’. An investigation about universal questions concerning being human and the entangled relationship between the physical and the psychological across the individual and the collective.

She is interested in the representation of the intangible, such as the notion of time, or the interaction between bodily senses and the perception of those through sight. Also embodying fraternity and the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.

Alegre’s work supports the idea of art being a ‘shelter’ or ‘safe place’. Somewhere to return and reflect. Where quietness, intimacy, contemplation, and delicacy aim to bring protection and freedom.

A motherly act of care and embrace.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Dancing in the Sky, Waiting for the Sunset, Ione & Mann, London, UK (2022)
A matter of Time, Miquel Alzueta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain  (2018)
Familiar, La Galería Encantada, Barcelona, Spain (2014)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Our Home, This Mortal Coil, Ione and Mann, Cromwell Place, London, UK (2021)
A Call Across Rooms, Liliya Art Gallery, London, UK (2021)
All River Flow into the Sea: The International Young Artist Growth Plan, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, China (2020)
London New Grads, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2020)
External degree show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2020)
Snap Shot, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, UK (2020)
Barcelona Plan B, Chiquita Room, La Casa Elizalde, Barcelona, Spain (2020)
2019 Lacuna, Sotto Sale Projects, London, UK (2019)
Opening Season, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Barcelona, Spain (2019)
The Distance Between, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, UK (2019)
Work In Progress, Royal College of Art, London, UK (2019)
2018 Barcelona Plan B, Chiquita Room, Barcelona, Spain (2018)
Affordable art fair Brussels, Brussels  (2018)
Palau de Casavells, Galeria Miquel Alzueta, Gerona, Spain  (2018)
31st Edition of the BMW painting award, Centro Galileo, Madrid, Spain (2017)
HerTiki, curated by María Pons, Aloha Tiki, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
Swab, International Contemporary Art Fair, La Galería Encantada, Barcelona, Spain (2015)
20 x 20, La Galería Encantada, Barcelona (2014)
Fem Art’14, Cos Desobedient, Ca la Dona, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
Swab, International Contemporary Art Fair, La Galería Encantada, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
You, Me, Swab and the Local Artists, Street Banners at Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona, Spain (2014)
49 Salon Européen des Jeunes Créatures, Montrouge, Paris, France (2004)
Reduced, Acava Cremer Street Studios, London, UK (2003)
Artexpo, Espai d’Art Emergent, Fira de Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain (2003)
Mix & Stir, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK (2003)
View, Bryan Shaw College, London, UK (2001)
Founded, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK (1999)

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