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Colorful Journey into the Unconscious


New York. December 1, 2020

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”

– Wassily Kandinsky

Artios Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Geiza Barreto. The works shown here are part of the "Abstract" series that is ongoing since 2017.

Geiza Barreto's artistic journey began in her mother's studio. As a little girl, she spent many hours watching her paint. The artist recalls being fascinated by her mother making paints from various pigments and mixing the colors. Those impressions became significant when Geiza started painting herself.

My Kingdom / mixed media on paper.

Color, which is central to the artist's compositions, perhaps can be traced to her Brazilian roots, to the legacy of such great artists as Tarsila do Amaral, or to the images of the nearly 300-year-old Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro, famous for its colorful costumes and masks. Geiza's use of bright colors reveals optimism and inner positivity. The artist's creative process involves connecting with her unconscious mind, carefully listening to the inner self. Geiza says, "When I am painting an abstract, I feel like being a channel to transmit messages of self-responsibility, acceptance, hope, faith, love, and joy."

The creative force that drives Geiza's aspirations to change the world for the better and help people awaken their potential is potent and buoyant. It strikes and charges the viewer with a joyful radiance, cheerfulness, and directness. It is evident in the artwork titles like "Keeping Joy," or "Love and Prosperity," or "Restart." The artist writes, "By connecting the creative spirit of each artist to the universe of each spectator, Art has the power to awaken thoughts and emotions capable of transforming lives in a single instant. It is this difference that I intend to make in the lives of those who know my work."

The exhibition is on view from December 1 – January 31, 2021.

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