“Trash-pop” is a label that can be applied to so much that you see and hear today as an inheritor of massive consumer culture that has raged across the globe for decades.
As it applies to Spanish artist Ana Barriga it is an act of salvation and reconnection to an image – reimagining its place in the modern world and examining the one it came from. Here in La Sagrera in Barcelona she is expanding the compendium of styles now assigned to the book of neomuralists. Born in Cádiz and a student at Seville’s University, her 3D knowledge may have come from her study of furniture design as well as painting.
“The image portrays one of Ana’s latest findings,” says photographer and cultural chronicler Fer Alcalá Losa as he describes the piece for you. “They are two pottery figures that create a casual but tender composition in that trash-pop style so characteristic of Barriga’s artwork, all of it with a super personal treatment of color and using different techniques such as oil painting, varnish, and spray cans.”