Details

First Name

Roberta

Last Name

Barbosa

Username

robertab

Bio

My work is a continuous exploration of the layers and transparencies that permeate our reality, often left unspoken or acknowledged. Throughout my creations, I combine personal writings and collages of various materials, allowing their overlays to transform into “accidental” objects, inviting the audience to an active meditation on what surrounds us, is familiar to us, and is often overlooked in everyday life.

My central purpose is to highlight that everything transforms through our gaze. The viewer, by offering or denying their time and pause, becomes an active agent in the metamorphosis of my pieces. I emphasize that each person’s truth is intrinsically linked to the willingness to dedicate time to see beyond obvious appearances.

My pursuit aims to provoke reflection on the importance of pause in appreciating the varied realities underlying existence. Whether it be writing through heat or acrylic collage, each piece encourages contemplation, asking the viewer to dedicate a moment to the careful observation of the seemingly insignificant. Whether objects or video performances, my creation intends to reveal that the transformation of the observed material transcends physical processes, inviting reflection on ourselves, our moments, and the infinite layers of our feelings.

Through this deeper relationship with the surrounding reality, I challenge the viewer to recognize that, by dedicating time to the art of pausing, we transform not only what we see but also our understanding of the nuances of our coexistence.

Website

http://www.robertabarbosa.com

Country of residence

Brazil

Statement

Statement

My work is a continuous exploration of the layers and transparencies that permeate our reality, often left unspoken or acknowledged. Throughout my creations, I combine personal writings and collages of various materials, allowing their overlays to transform into “accidental” objects, inviting the audience to an active meditation on what surrounds us, is familiar to us, and is often overlooked in everyday life.

My central purpose is to highlight that everything transforms through our gaze. The viewer, by offering or denying their time and pause, becomes an active agent in the metamorphosis of my pieces. I emphasize that each person’s truth is intrinsically linked to the willingness to dedicate time to see beyond obvious appearances.
My pursuit aims to provoke reflection on the importance of pause in appreciating the varied realities underlying existence. Whether it be writing through heat or acrylic collage, each piece encourages contemplation, asking the viewer to dedicate a moment to the careful observation of the seemingly insignificant. Whether objects or video performances, my creation intends to reveal that the transformation of the observed material transcends physical processes, inviting reflection on ourselves, our moments, and the infinite layers of our feelings.

Through this deeper relationship with the surrounding reality, I challenge the viewer to recognize that, by dedicating time to the art of pausing, we transform not only what we see but also our understanding of the nuances of our coexistence.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • December 2023 – February, 2024 Caleidoscópio – Cotidiano em Transformação,centro cultural dos correios, rio de janeiro, rj
  • November – December, 2023 Corações à Desmedida,solar dos abacaxis, rio de janeiro, rj
  • November, 2023 Faísca, supported by Uncool Artist, rio de janeiro, rj
  • December 2018 invisible letters, commissioned by new directions, punto space, manhattan, ny
  • February 2018 site-specific,  commissioned work by group .br, house of yes – brooklyn, ny
  • December 2017 site-specific,  commissioned work by nettles artists collective, performance, brooklyn, ny
  • May 2017 – July 2017 ulysses – the only thing that’s new is us. commissioned work by montez press. matthew nyc gallery – manhattan, ny
  • March 2017  People’s choice spring fling salon show, greenpoint art gallery, brooklyn, ny

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2024 prêmio off flip literatura (poesia)
  • 2023 sarau brasil 2023, vivara editora nacional, Link
  • 2023 revista vida secreta, independente, Link
  • 2019 contemporary performance almanac, Link
  • 2018 contemporary creative practice magazine (CCPM), EO Arts
  • 2017 contemporary performance almanac, Link
  • 2017 ulysses – the only thing that’s new is us, montez press, Link
  • 2015 germina literatura, independente, Link

Interests and medias

Interests

Collage, Interactive art, Mixed media, Textile art

Collage medias

Wood collage, Three-dimensional collage