Born the 30 of July of 1974 at Buenos Aires and spent his childhood at Neuquen - Argentina. 

Academic background 
He studied drawing and painting at Neuquen‘s Provincial School of Arts.

In May of 2008 he went to art classes with Tulio de Sagastizabal an art teacher and painter.

Although he has been being a self- taught artist in the year 2005 he made to art classes with Elsa Soibelman an art teacher and painter. 
Actually lives and works in Buenos Aires – Argentina.

Juan Barletta participated in various art fairs, national and international. He found wider audiences in Europe.

He has shared group shows with one of the greatest exponents of contemporary Pop Art scene as; Mr Brainwash, Ron Inglés, The London Police, C215, Joe Black; Jef Aerosol, D * Face, Lita Cabellut, André Monet, among others.

In 2013, through Opera gallery (London) participated in the largest group show, tribute to David Bowie whose work was chosen as the cover of the show in the prestigious London gallery and the image of his painting, it was which the, official musician site, has selected to promote the event.

About  Juan Barletta

 

Juan’s works focus on consumerism and desire, his photo-realist paintings evoke an ambiguous duality of desire and beauty. Juan's images of often controversial iconic figures within popular culture question the ideals of synthetic beauty and its imagined reality. He alludes towards the falsity of images represented within the media and its distorted boundaries of what is real and artificial.

Melting faces like molten plastic bleed away leaving the audience to wonder what lays beneath the surface. Cartoon colours are cleverly used to create the make believe world of the celebrity; a world that aspires to and promotes a lifestyle dedicated to beauty, fame and wealth, but which will by contrast seek the grotesque degradation of the spectacle in order to secure its 5 minutes of fame.
 
We are presented with dripping homages to 'bit-pop' celebrities, glorified and iconoclastic, dripping like sweets left in the sun. Juan's paintings invade and stimulate our perception of reality through masterfully created synthetic portraits as sickly sweet as 'candy'.

Juan Barletta (b1974) was born and lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina; he studied fine art at Neuquén School of Arts.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally and participated in solo and group shows, notably with The Opera Gallery. He also regularly participates in art fairs.

Exhibitions:


2017 – Group exhibition at Virtual Art Gallery // Paraná Seguros . Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2017 - Selcted to "Premio Estímulo Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires " PINTURA september 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016 – Group exhibition “Who Can I Be Now?”at POMO gallery. Buenos Aires.
2015 – Group exhibition at Lauren Baker art. London, UK.
2015 – Group exhibition at Leontia gallery. London, UK.

2015 –Solo show at Il ballo del Mattone galleria. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2015 – Group exhibition at Imaginario gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014 – Group exhibition at Galerie Alain Daudet, Toulouse, France.
2014 – FAMA  - Group Show at Espacio cabrera. Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 – Hotel Regente Palace - Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014 –Solo show at Il ballo del Mattone galleria. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014 – Art Palm Beach - Miami, USA

2014 – MIA (Miami International Art Fair), USA

2013 – EGGO Fair – International Fair at Centro Cultural Recoleta, through Imaginario gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013 – Flowers  Pop! Grouped artist's exhibition at Imaginario gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013 – Group Show at 19 Karen gallery. Gold Coasts, Australia.

2013 – Viva el Pop! Grouped artist's exhibition at Milion through Imaginario gallery. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2013 – Asian tour of "The Many Faces of David Bowie" An Artistic Tribute to David Bowie at Opera Gallery Singapore

2013 - "The Many Faces of David Bowie" An Artistic Tribute to David Bowie at Opera Gallery London – where participate with the most popular artists of the contemporary Pop Art of the world.
 

2012 – No activity
 

2011 - Grouped artist's exhibition at Belizário gallery. Belo Horizonte - Brasil

2010 - Grouped artist's exhibition at Warehouse 45 - 45a Monsell Road - London

2010 - Grouped artist's exhibition at Abnormal Nudes at Abnormals Gallery - Poznan - Poland

2010 -Selcted to "Premio Estímulo Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires " PINTURA 2010

2010 - Artist of the gallery Memmi (130 rue du Saint-Honoré F) Paris, France.

2009 – Participation in the International Contemporary Art Fair Art Elysées.

2009 - Fundación Williams touring exhibition Provincia de BsAs, Chaco, Río Negro and Uruguay

2008 - Grouped artist's exhibition at Centro Cultural Borges, december 2008

2008 - Selcted to "Premio Fundación Williams de Arte Jóven " Painting

2008 - Third Prize " Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires award " PAINTING september - Argentina.

2007 – Grouped artist's exhibition Inauguration at Masottatorres gallery - San Telmo. Buenos Aires - Argentina

2007 – Individual exhibition “Cirugía Plástica” Centro Cultural “La Máscara Constitución 250 - Rafaela. Pcia. de Santa Fe  

2007 – Individual exhibition “Cirugía Plástica” Crimson gallery. Acuña de Figueroa 1800

2007 – Grouped artist's exhibition “Woman Portrait ” Crimson gallery. Acuña de Figueroa 1800

2006 – Invited to show in grouped exhibition in The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA . The exhibition brings together work by six male artists all exploring the figurative portrait with a concern for distortion and deformation.

2006 - Selcted to "Premio Estímulo Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires " PINTURA september 2006 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

2003 - individual exhibition at El bar del Viejo Hotel (Balcarce 1054, San Telmo) Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2003 – The Eroti-K Series at San Francisco de Sales 35, 9º left 2003 Madrid – Spain through the intervention of the art gallery "Visionarte".

2003 - The Eroti-K series at Washington – USA through the intervention of the Cultural Centre of "El Sol De Caracas".

2003 – Since January to June he did live painting at Grandfather Restaurant where I displayed my work permanently.

2002 – Grouped artist's exhibition at Pousada Minha Louca Paisão, Morro de São Paulo, Bahía, and Brazil.

2002 – Grouped artists exhibition at Hotel Embajador, Punta del Este, Uruguay by Cearco . Grupo Orión XXI Gallery of contemporary Art..

Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss a possible project or learn more about my work.

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Agent in London: LEONTIA GALLERY
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