Nov 28, 2016  |  Jan 15, 2017

Past Words is the second solo show of Mexican interdisciplinary artist, Omar Barquet at Dot Fifty One Gallery, in Miami. Barquet is exhibiting a new multi-disciplinary body of works including painting, relief, assemblage, collage and video. The work is primarily influenced by poetry and Buddhism, creating a link between the references and conflating them with Barquet´s personal memories of Caribbean storms and their remains. The works are comprised of fragmented objects and incomplete images that are reconfigured and re contextualized in the Japanese concept of Kintsuji. This exhibition proposes a poetic approach to ideas as fragility, change and enlightenment.

Omar Barquet, was born 1979 in Chetumal, México; he holds a degree in Fine Arts from "La Esmeralda", the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking in Mexico City, where he has lived and worked since 2000. Barquet has received numerous awards including the Young Artists Fellowship in painting and printmaking from FONCA (Mexico), the MACG - Bancomer Arte Actual Grant in 2009. He was awarded in various artist-in-residency, incluiding CAPACETE in Rio de Janeiro, Casa Tomada, Sao Paulo, both in Brazil, also in MAAS, NYC, and Tupac, Lima, Perú and recently The fountainhead Residency in Miami. His works were selected for the XV and XVI Tamayo Museum’s Painting Biennial. During his career Barquet established the Second Floor Art Collective with Jose Luis Landét, Agustín González and Moris. Since 2011 he acts as the Project Coordinator for Re Cover, a Mexico City music and art exhibition. He also founded Grama Ruina, a trio for sound experimentation with composer Fernando Soberanes and musician Javier Loyola. His work has been shown in national and international museums and galleries including solo shows at the Mandragoras Art Space, New York; the Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mérida; the Kunsthalle, Sao Paulo; the Christinger de Mayo Gallery, Zürich, amongst others. His work is represented by Arroniz Gallery, México City and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami. Barquet recently was invited to participate of the Fountain Head Artist in Residency Miami.