Javier López Barbosa: Blossoming Insight 2018, mixed media on canvas
Tansey Contemporary, 652 Canyon Road, 505-995-8513 Self-taught painter Javier López Barbosa brings a lively color palette to his dynamic and atmospheric abstract canvases. He uses a glazing technique that enhances the brilliance of the rich tones of pigment. He approaches each composition in an impromptu spirit, rendering them in a spontaneous style. “The process of my work is simply a connection between my best feelings and the blank canvas,” he states. “I hardly ever have a definite idea of what I’m going to paint. I simply start with the first color that comes into my mind and let the magic begin.” Intuitive Impressions, his first solo show at Tansey Contemporary, opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, Sept. 14.