Pablo Barba

Business Casual

March 20–May 1, 2021

Installation views

<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>Business Casual</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

Business Casual. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

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Works

Pablo Barba. Business Casual, 2021. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)
Pablo Barba. The Aristocrats, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm)
Pablo Barba. Monday Morning, 2020. Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
Pablo Barba. NSFW, 2021. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Pablo Barba. The Incident, 2020. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Pablo Barba. Hot Goss, 2020. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
Pablo Barba. Company Men, 2021. Oil on linen, 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)

Pablo Barba.
Business Casual, 2021.
Oil on canvas,
60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm)

Pablo Barba.
The Aristocrats, 2021.
Oil on canvas,
72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm)

Pablo Barba.
Monday Morning, 2020.
Oil on canvas,
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)

Pablo Barba.
NSFW, 2021.
Oil on canvas,
40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Pablo Barba.
The Incident, 2020.
Oil on canvas,
36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)

Pablo Barba.
Hot Goss, 2020.
Oil on canvas,
36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)

Pablo Barba.
Company Men, 2021.
Oil on linen,
36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)

Pablo Barba. Business Casual, 2021. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches (152.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Pablo Barba. The Aristocrats, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 x 60 inches (182.9 x 152.4 cm) thumbnail
Pablo Barba. Monday Morning, 2020. Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Pablo Barba. NSFW, 2021. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Pablo Barba. The Incident, 2020. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Pablo Barba. Hot Goss, 2020. Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Pablo Barba. Company Men, 2021. Oil on linen, 36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present Business Casual, a solo exhibition by New York-based Pablo Barba which will consist of seven paintings completed during the last year. Inspired by historical genre painting, including “merry company” scenes, along with advertising and cartoons, Barba depicts small groups of people in familiar situations drawn from daily life, including water cooler chats, coffee breaks and an office party. While the scenes are rooted in historical imagery, they are charged with the energy of the present.

Born in 1985 in Santiago de Chile, Pablo Barba earned an MFA from Columbia University (2016) and an MA from Universidad de Chile (2014). His work has been exhibited at Galería Animal, Galería BECH and Galería Juan Egenau in Santiago; and at The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, The Wallach Gallery at Columbia University, The Fisher-Landau Center for Art, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. This is his first exhibition at Steve Turner.

Pablo Barba creates paintings that are inspired by historical genre painting, including “merry company” scenes, along with advertising and cartoons. For his 2021 solo exhibition, he depicted small groups of people in familiar situations drawn from daily life, including water cooler chats, coffee breaks and an office party. While the scenes are rooted in historical imagery, they are charged with the energy of the present.


1985, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in New York

Education
2016
MFA, Columbia University, New York

2014
MA, Universidad de Chile, Santiago

2009
BFA, Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

Solo Exhibitions
2021

Business Casual, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2014
Temporal, Galeria BECH, Santiago de Chile

2010
Terraza, Galeria Animal, Santiago de Chile

Group Exhibitions
2020
LOVE 2020: Perfect Vision, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York

2019
Presidents Day Soirée (Portray, Pray and Disobey), Lucas Lucas, Brooklyn

2018
LOVE 2018: Purple Hearts, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York

2017
Bronx calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx
Cats Without Claws, Mom’s Gallery, New York
The Tyranny of Common Sense has Reached Its Final Stage, Neiman Gallery, New York

2016
The Finished Goods Warehouse, Pfizer Factory, Brooklyn
Columbia MFA Thesis Show, Fisher-Landau Center of Art, Long Island City

2015
Floating Point, Judith Charles Gallery, New York
Columbia First Year Show, Wallach Art Gallery, New York
The Sump Show, Diogenes Brewing CO., Brooklyn

2014
A de Antonio, Telefonica, Santiago de Chile

2013
Nuu, Galleria de Arte Salón Loreto, Santiago de Chile
Mesa para Dos, Galleria Balmaceda 1215, Santiago de Chile
Stomachion, Centro de Estudios Coreograficos Santa Elena, Santiago de Chile
Premio Municipal de Arte Talento Joven 2013, Castillo Forestal, Santiago de Chile
Artefacto, Casona to Matta, Las Condes, Santiago de Chile

2012
Desde el otro, Sala Juan Egenau, Santiago de Chile

Grants and Awards
2018
Art & Law Program, New York

2017
Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship, New York

2014
Aaron and Berry Lee Stern Fellowship, Columbia University, New York

Bibliography
2018
De la Torre, Julia. “Columbia University searches for an encyclopedic imaging of LOVE,” How! Magazine, January 19

2017
“Alumni Featured in the Bronx Museum’s Fourth Biennial for Emerging Artists,” Columbia School of The Arts, September 30

2016
Laster, Paul. “Weekend Edition: 10 Things To Do in New York’s Art World Before April 25,” Observer, April 21

2015
Wolff, Alejandra. “¿Por qué mirar un cuadro podría ser significativo para alguien?,” Pintura Chilena Contemporanea: Practicas y desplazamientos desde la Escuela de Arte UC, Universidad Catolica de Chile

2014
Garcia-Huidobro, Sofia. “Temporal de Pablo Montealegre,” Radar, Radio Zero, May 26
Matte, Benjamin. “Pablo Montealegre,” Polyhedron, November 28
Richards, Juan José. “La vida privada de las plantas de interior,” Revista Viernes, Edicion 31 – Cambiar el Mundo, August 28
Ried, Nicolås. “Los trabajos de tiempo. Un paseo por la obra de Pablo Montealegre,” Artishock, June 3
Sala, Francesco. “Santiago Del Cile: Fotogallery Da Ch.ACO, Con Le Immagini in Anteprima Da
Una Della Fiere D’arte Contemporanea Più Importanti Del Sud America,” Artibune, October 2
Toledo, Constanza. “El tiempo en las pinturas,” Vivienda y Decoraciòn, El Mercurio, June 7

2013
“Galeria Balmaceda Arte Joven, Exposicion ‘Mesa para dos’ de Ulises Soto y Pablo Montealegre,” Revista Escaner Cultural, June 19
Lolas, Jazmin. “Pintor usa ley del hielo para congelar romance exitoso,” Las Ultimas Noticias, June 15
Olivares, Daniel. “Limpio, frio, cinico,” September 9
Zomosa, Ximena. “Mesa para dos,” Cita a ciegas, Balmaceda Arte Joven

2010
Aldea, Sofia. “La Belleza de la Mirada Cientifica,” Revista Paula, January 27
Meneces Wever, Marina. “Inauguraciòn exposiciones,” YoFui.com, September 7

2008
Diaz, Carolina. “Lenguaje Digital,” Revista East Side, Issue 32, April

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