© 2019 George Barecca

ARTIST STATEMENT

GEORGE BARECCA has been drawing since kindergarten. His work has evolved to cover a variety of subject matter with one idea in mind. The style is one of a softened reality intent on not creating a perfect representation but rendering the ordinary sublime. The idea is to express those fleeting moments when the curtain is pulled from our eyes and a sense of wonder stirs our belief in more than our everyday existence. This notion has also inspired him to somehow find a means within his work with which to express the concept of an eternal void.  With these ideas humming in the background, infused with a healthy dose of playfulness and a strong color sense, his work has taken on a sensuous dreamlike quality. Many of his compositions are built on a matrix of multiples. While this has a unifying effect on the diversity of subject matter, he has found it to be an effective tool at assisting in the task of expressing the void. The image of multitudes stretches across a surface inferring an infinite expanse beyond its borders.  A thin veneer of self-generated meaning stretched over an ocean of nothingness.

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ARTIST BIO

Schools: Ramapo College of New Jersey, New York School of Visual Arts, Art Students League of New York
Website: georgebarecca.com

      I received my BA in Fine Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a concentration in painting where I studied under Robert Bero and Joanna Pousette-Dart.
      My work can be found in the collections of both individuals and corporations.  A solo show, sponsored by a patron, was mounted at Milshire in TriBeCa.  I had a relationship with Revolution Lounge in Hell’s Kitchen where I rotated my work monthly for two years running and to who’s owner I sold several works. I have had relationships with several interior decorators, who placed my works with a variety of private collectors and to whom I sold several pieces directly for their own personal collections.

Corporate Sales:
      Broadway Video (Lorne Michaels Film Prod. Co.)
      Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLC (Law Firm)    
      Soloman, Zauderer, Ellenhorn, Frischer & Sharp (Law Firm)
      IXnet (Telecomunications Co.)                            
 
Exhibitions:     
      “Elements in Opposition”, Mountain View Studio of Woodstock, Group Show, 2016    
      “Double Concerto”, Solo Exhibition, New World Rarities, 2014
      Artist Run Gallery, Group Exhibition, 2014
      Art of Fashion Pop-up Shows, Group Exhibitions, 2010 - 2013
      4+ Elements Show at the Prince George Showroom, Group Show, 2012
      “The Error of Convention”, Solo Exhibition, New World Rarities, 2012
      Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Brooklyn Go’ Open Studio Weekend, 2012
      The Peter Louis Gallery, Group Exhibition, 2011
      Leviticus Gallery, Group Exhibition, 2011
      The Toy Museum of New York, Solo Exhibition, 2010

Awards:
      ArtSceneToday.com
         – 1st Place winner of Summer 2011 “Evolution of Revolution” Competition

      MyArtContest.com
         –Honorable Mention for International Anniversary Competition, 2011

Affiliations:
      Saatchi Online
      BRIC Registry
      Art Slant
      Art Debutant.com
      Artists Wanted.org
      Gallery 3b.com

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