Studio VU Lecture Series Features Artist Pedro Barbeito on Wednesday, February 8

barbeito-1Brooklyn artist and painter Pedro Barbeito, lecturer in painting/primaking at Yale University School of Art, will speak on Wednesday, February 8, at 6 pm in the Ingram Studio Arts Center, Room 220, as part of the Studio VU: Department of Art Lecture Series.

According to his artist’s statement, his work investigates how painting can engage with and absorb digital imaging and digital technologies and how this relationship can alter and expand a history and language of painting. “Some examples of the digital domains that I’ve integrated with a painting history are: scientific and astronomical visualizations in relation to perspectival space and abstraction (Science/Astronomy Series), video game imagery in relation to historical landscape painting (Video Game/Landscape Series), 2D and 3D software programs in relation to cubism (Cubism/Digital Imaging Series), and pop culture and news media imagery in relation to a history of war imagery in painting (Pop Violence Series),” wrote Barbeito. “In two of these series, the Science/Astronomy and Video Game/Landscape series I further complicate this analog/digital relationship by integrating laptops, 3D printing, pigment printouts and laser etching with the painting process. I’m interested in how these worlds can merge, expanding the semiotics of space while providing a more complex and reflective experience of our contemporary society, one that believes in innovation yet also wants to hold on to its past.”

Born in La Coruña, Spain, Barbeito lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA from Brandeis University in 1992, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1993, and received his MFA from Yale School of Painting and Sculpture in 1996. He has exhibited his work internationally for the past eighteen years. Solo exhibition venues include Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut;, Lehmann Maupin Gallery and Basilico Fine Arts, New York; Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston; Parra-Romero Gallery, Madrid; Charest-Weinberg Gallery, Miami; and Galerie Richard, Paris.

Barbeito has taught at Queens College, Suffolk College, Cornell University, Purchase College, Ursinus College and was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking at Yale University School of Art in 2015. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

The lecture is free and open to the public, with parking available behind Wilson Hall and off 21st Avenue South. For more information, contact the Department of Art at 615.343.7241 or martha.l.dale@vanderbilt.edu.

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