jueves, 13 de febrero de 2014
ANDRÉ MARTINS DE BARROS
ANDRÉ MARTINS DE BARROS, 1942 "I grew up in Pau, a small town located in the foothills of the Pyrenees. At a very early age I discovered my passion and talent for drawing and painting. Today I paint in mystudio located in the renowned Montmartre district of Paris, just a few blocks from the Moulin Rouge.
The conflict of man fighting his fellow man, the role of nature, and the struggle for existence are all constant themes in my imaginative paintings: from simple joys and beauty to troubling scenes of apocalyptic proportions. Yet, in each piece, a sense of optimism and even whimsy is readily apparent. In recent years there has been increased interest in this style, and the ‘Fantastic Realism’ genre has become extremely popular: vibrant images that elevate reality to the realm of the fantastic".