(Zamora – 1965)
Toño Barreiro, a graduate and doctorate in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, has been developing, since the mid-1980s, a multidisciplinary work where he questions the limits of the pictorial medium, through play with sculptural elements and the rupture of traditional painting frame. His latest project, presented at Shiras Galeria, focuses on objects and their possible changes, turning the simplest reduction into a range of possible representations through a grounded path towards exploration, leading to a series of flexed, articulated and retractable planes. created between the black, red and white planes.
Toño Barreiro has been awarded various prizes and scholarships throughout his career. In the last year, it is worth mentioning his second prize at the II Mª Isabel Comenge Biennial, as well as the second prize ex aequo obtained at the Senyera Prize for Visual Arts 2020. To all this is added his collaboration in multiple investigations and publications . In addition, the artist has had numerous individual and collective exhibitions, participating in numerous national and international art fairs, including FIAC, Artissima, MACO, MIART, Art Madrid and ESTAMPA, among many others. To all this is added the great presence of his work in multiple private and public collections, among which are: MUSAC, Edinburg College of Art, DKV Art and Health Collection, REPSOL, Global Art Collection, etc. Likewise, he also has various publications made by highly prestigious critics such as: David Barro, Rafa Martí, Juan Bautista Pérez Peiró, etc.