Shadow Dancer

Andres Barrioquinto

November 11 - December 3, 2011

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Artist Andres Barrioquinto draws inspiration from Japanese art elements in Shadow Dancer, his latest exhibit. To him, “nothing much has changed in terms of theme and subject matter,” when asked to compare his new works with his older pieces. “What I did was to change my composition by flooding the portrait with Japanese prints and designs,” explains Barrioquinto. “This created a tattoo-like effect on the painting.”

Unafraid to step out of his comfort zone and alter the compositions in his canvas, he believes the manner in which artists can express their ideas should be limitless. Seeing no creative boundaries, such perspective allows Barrioquinto to keep working, to continue surprising his audience: “I take some ideas from my past shows that I modify to create something new. That’s why if you look through my old and new paintings, you’ll find some concepts that I’ve done before. However, there are some instances wherein I decide to create something new which I haven’t done before, leading me to generate a wide array of styles throughout my artistic career.”