Carlos Barberena

Since 1990, art has given me the freedom to travel over the ocean of my memories, permitting me to express my sentiments and through this, dig deeply into the vastness of human knowledge, knowledge which has helped me to better understand the world that surrounds us. With my work, I seek to be a vector of change, collecting images that pertain to our collective memory and that, in certain form, make reference to painful events in the history of my country and of the world. I have never become inactive or esthetically dead before the period in which we are living, I have reacted without fear in order to say what needs to be said in the moment it needs to be said, although because of this, some, related to the infrastructures that make art a business, have tried to curtail my freedom by censuring my work.