Artios Gallery – Colorful Journey into the Unconscious – Geiza Barreto

by | Jan 15, 2021 | Blog post

Artios Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Geiza Barreto titled Colorful Journey into the Unconscious. The works shown 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.

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 show will be available for viewing through January 31, 2021. Follow this link to view the show