Parker's Box



Born 1968 Madrid, Spain, lives and works in Madrid, Spain

In Beatriz Barral's paintings, like her recent architectural environments, the artist navigates through the loaded potential of highly colored or reflective surfaces in a painting language that can evoke high tech design or science fictional décor at the same time as architectural preoccupations ranging from the formalist to the psychedelic.

In the artist's in situ works, the visitor steps virtually into a Beatriz Barral painting, and physically into a space in which visual stimuli are complemented by the arousal of other senses or desires. The artist's universe hovers on a razor-edge between a sophisticated design space, futurist film set, chill out lounge, and art work...Indeed, the work seems to deliberately wish to confuse the boundaries between such different territories and contexts.

In the end, Beatriz Barral simply lures the spectator inside paintings of the most contemporary kind. Thoroughly abstract in their use of forms and surfaces and thoroughly non-abstract in both their use of architecture, design devices, and the very same surfaces that could otherwise be construed as abstract.

SOLO shows
2012 retro-pros-pectiva del siglo XXI, UnderDior, Madrid, Spain
2010 Todavía no lo Tengo, centro móvil de arte contemporáneo el águila ediciones, Madrid, Spain
2007 Infinito Pero Possible, Del Sol St. Gallery, Santander, Spain
2005 Twins, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2003 SUPERACCESSPACE, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2002 Looking for the Future, Galería Ray Gun, Valencia, Spain
2000 Present Future, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany
Scanner, La Ventana de la Fábrica, Madrid, Spain
1999 Sala Avenida de America, Madrid, Spain
1997 Galeria Barrio-Valle Quintana, Madrid, Spain
Circuitos de Artes Plásticas y Fotografía,Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
1994 Traveling C-94, Casa de Brasil, Madrid, Spain
GROUP shows
2010 WNTRSLN, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
Ten Years Hunting, Parker´s Box, Brooklyn, USA
Kill (Fuck) Yr Idols, (in colaboration with Sandra Santana), Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, Spain
2008 Rtesantander’08, Stand Del Sol St. Art Gallery, Santander, Spain
2007 Oasis, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (cac), Malaga
Selection Box, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, USA
2006 Riches et Celebres, La Bellevilloise. Paris. France
Residentes, Fundacion Bilbaoarte. Bilbao. Spain
Selection Box, Parker's box, Brooklyn, USA
Artsles, Esles, Santander, Spain
2005 The Artists Dreamland Club, Coney Island, Creative Time NY, USA
2003 Psychodrome , Fundacio Joan Miro, Espai 13, Barcelona, Spain
2002 Galerie Klaus Braun, Stuttgart, Germany
2001 Galería Ray Gun, Valencia, Spain
Dialogos en el sur, Galería Fernando Serrano, Huelva, Spain
2000 Inaugural Exhibition, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
1999 Europe on a Shoestring, John Weber Gallery, New York, USA
Bright World,Galerie Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
Rencontres 14, La Vigie- Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
1998 Itinerarios, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
From Here, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
Open Studio, International Studio Program, New York, USA
Déjà Vu Jamais Vu, Galeria Pilar Barrio, Madrid, Spain
1997 La Capella, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Spain
Klaus Braun Galerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Katerine Rabus Gallery, Bremen, Germany
Aktions Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1996 Introductions, Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, USA
San Francisco Art Institute, MFA Degree Show, Fort Mason, San Francisco, USA
1995 The Convent of the Nuns, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Walter Mac Beam Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1994 Envelope, Main Gallery, Victoria, Canada
1993 3 Artists, Main Gallery, Victoria, Canada
1992 Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery, Leeds, UK
1994-1996 Master in Visual Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, California
1993-1994 Master in Fine Arts, University of Victoria, Canada
1987-1992 Universidad Complutense de Madrid
2006 Art Foundation Bilbao, Bilbao
2005 Cité des Arts in Paris, French Ministry of Culture, Paris, France
2004 Caja madrid, 04 generations, Madrid, Spain
College of Spain in Paris
2003 Arts Award from the Community of Madrid, Spain
Casa de Velázquez, French Ministry of Culture, Madrid, Spain
2002 Triangle Artists' Workshop Grant, New York
Unicaja Malaga
1998-2000 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
1999 Triangle France, Marseille, France
Lademan Kursnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway
1997-1998 Fundacion Marcelino Botin, International Studio Program of New York
1996 David McMillan Prize, San Francisco, USA
1994-1996 La Caixa Foundation Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
1993 University of Victoria, Canada

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211