The creator of a personal sculptural work in ceramics, Pablo Barreiro takes forms from the past as his starting point in order to re-signify them.
Through the creation of compositions in the form of collages of serial elements, he undertakes a search for the reinterpretation of the manufacturing processes and disused forms of certain structural, functional or decorative everyday pieces that he takes as models. His interest in exploring process through materials often leads him to find in error a discovery in itself, a starting point on which to experiment and conceptualise new works in which error is incorporated as a fundamental part of the work.
Likewise, the concept of reproducibility, the zone of conflict between the original and the copy and other antagonistic terms linked to sculpture are constant in his work. Despite the seriality of the elements that make up his sculptures, each one of them is conceived as a unique piece, an aspect that is reinforced by its proximity to craftsmanship.
Pablo Barreiro holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca, an Erasmus scholarship from the University of Lisbon and a Seneca scholarship from the Complutense University of Madrid.
Selected in Art Residencies such as ARCO. in Lisbon (2012), Museo MAC A Coruña in Spain (2014) and Residency Nuove - Bassano del Grappa, Italy (2015 and 2018).
Awarded in different contests such as INJUVE (Accésit), Novos Valores (Diputación de Pontevedra), Vanguardiclasidia (Salamanca), GalizaCrea (Xunta de Galicia), Premio Arte Joven (Junta de Castilla y León), Premio Internacional de Gráfica Máximo Ramos (Ayuntamiento de Ferrol). His work, as well as being shown in numerous group exhibitions and fairs such as JustLX, JustMad, Estampa and ARCO Lisbon, has been exhibited individually in the NORDÉS Gallery (Santiago de Compostela), Acervo and NONO Lisboa (Lisbon).
Represented in collections such as CGAC (Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela), DKV Collection, NUOVE Residence (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), Diputación de A Coruña, Diputación de Pontevedra, Universidad de Salamanca or private collections.