uses refraction of light to emphasize the atmospheric quality of an atomic
blast. In keeping with the artist’s interests, he chooses to work with a
close-up image to emphasize that only through fragments and vignettes can we
approach the world. With its abstraction of a specific moment, experiencing the
image becomes almost like developing a photograph. The notion of landscape — a
key feature in Barajas’ paintings — is present, no longer as a panoramic vision
but rather a collection of memories with a strong emotional charge
Eduardo Barajas (México, 1990) approaches painting and drawing as a discipline
to monitor luminous atmospheres, color patterns, and emotional climates.
Referencing various pictorial traditions, popular motifs, and technical
processes, he reconstructs fragments of collective memory and personal
memories. This work is based on contrasts, such as abstraction and figuration,
panoramic views and close-ups, dynamism, and stillness.