An act of Magic

An act of Magic. Literally. An exorcism of humility, generosity and sacrifice. That’s what IMAGINARIUM,  my retrospective exhibition to celebrate my 50th birthday, has really meant to me. The day before the opening, my mother asked me on the phone in her classic style: “Son, that exhibition. What’s the point ?” I …

Thank you

Today I am 50 years old. A dream come true: sharing the creations of my lifetime journey. For me, it’s been an act of humility, generosity, and sacrifice. Much of these works have been hidden for years, victims of my self-criticism, embarrassment and inferiority complex. They are toxic ideas that …

Koldo Barroso Imaginarium Exhibition 2017

Koldo Barroso’s IMAGINARIUM / Visions of Sounds 50 years of Magic, Imagination and Album Cover Art. A celebration of my 50th birthday on a tour around my various dreamtime universes with a collection of more than 60 original works of art. October, 2017 Seattle, WA STARLESS 1988 Acrylics Inspired by King …

The Word Preceding the Last Storm

SWALLOWING THE LIZARD I am continuing to share the secret stories -not without effort and a certain embarrassment- behind the works of my retrospective exhibition Imaginarium, on October 21st in Seattle. It was the spring of 1988. I was 20 and had just fallen in love with a girl. What …

The Waiting Faun

HOW I GOT MY GOAT It is no coincidence that many of the creatures that came out of my pencils have horns and goat shapes. Don’t get it wrong. It’s not that I “get my goat” all the time. I believe… It has to do with my genes and those …

The Homesick Willow

OF HOW I GOT STUCK IN BETWEEN WORLDS 9 years ago now, in September 2008, Naomi and I moved with 4 suitcases and two laptops to the Seattle area. Just a few weeks later I already had my drafting table set up and, spontaneously, I made this pencil drawing, “The …

Old Europe

BREAKING THE SPELL OF 15 YEARS WITHOUT PAINTING 15 years without painting. 15 long years without creating art. With this digital painting, in 2006, I broke the emotional spell that blocked me creatively as a painter. This is the first time I tell this openly, in public. It all started …

Fantasia

HOW I FREED MY CLOWNS Of all my works, this is the dearest for me. Not only because is one of the oldest ones, but because it was one of the most exciting chapters of my childhood: recovering my court of fantastic clowns, who for many years remained in hostage. …

50 years of Magic & Imagination

Dear friends: in October I turn 50. This year, I feel that I need to give something very special from myself. Many times my friends have told me that coming into my bedrooms and studios is like entering another world, another time, another dimension. Now, I feel that I need …

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