Empowerment means to gain power and self sufficiency over de cit-oriented situations. The solid black and grey geometric shapes symbolize the state of oppression and powerlessness which the splashes of coloured paint interrupt and overpower visualizing encouragement, self-sufficiency and strength. e collage artworks consist of hand painted and cut elements that were composed together using digital media.
Juan Barquero’s art is a sophisticated psychological double entendre articulated in mediums and techniques that realise themes of sensuality, corporeality and temporality. A poetic sensibility suspends parts of the human condition that might otherwise feel burdensome or abhorrent and enables us to examine them with parallel intimacy and distance.
The thoughts behind this particular series were to provide a visual feeling of freedom through the efforts of collage. Each piece boasts a nonsensical movement as such, nothing remains in a typical setting - each element roams free.