TWS Broadcast: S02E09: Omar Barquet Ghosts, Hurricanes and Sheer Freedom
Omar Barquet is a Mexican artist based in Mexico City. Born in the Caribbean city of Chetumal, Barquet’s upbringing, surrounded by wildlife, family, music and the sheer force of nature, made his curiosity a way of relating to the environment, and his childhood, marked by hurricanes, freedom, chaos and joy, a primary source for building his artistic practice.
Barquet’s interests cannot be reduced to a single artistic discipline. He is way more than a visual artist. His work includes fragments of poetry, dance, music, performance, painting, sculpture, architecture, jewelry among other fields.
His approach to art is deeply influenced by music, and his largest project so far, The Ghost Variations, started in 2012 and still on-going, is organised like a symphony, with different elements interacting in time and space creating something much larger than its separate parts.