BARBARA ALEGRE
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Ctrl X Ctrl V

Ctrl X  Ctrl V

Ctrl X  Ctrl V 1,  2015 Oil on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Ctrl X  Ctrl V 1,  2015
Oil on canvas
150 x 150 cm

Ctrl X  Ctrl V 2,  2016 Oil on canvas 195 x 130 cm

Ctrl X  Ctrl V 2,  2016
Oil on canvas
195 x 130 cm

Ctrl + X , Ctrl + V is a series of  paintings of family portraits which juxtapose individuals from different races and historical periods. Past centuries and modern times coexist on the same scene. The background is a timeless, neutral and natural environment symbolizing “the earth”, the origin, a common element in all the characters.

Based on the idea of photomontage, these paintings -an intersection where lives meet and cross through time - remind us that humans are infinite versions and combinations with the same origin, and invite the viewers to engage their own mise en scene by questioning the construction of identity and the meaning of cultural and national definitions.

Ctrl + X , Ctrl + V interrogates origins, cultural exchange and authenticity, and makes the viewer question what constitutes our collective contemporary identity today. 

Layers,  2016 Oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Layers,  2016
Oil on canvas
60 x 80 cm

Fading,  2015 Oil on wood panel 45 x 45 cm

Fading,  2015
Oil on wood panel
45 x 45 cm