Painter and photographer Bárbara Pittera creates abstract, dreamy oil paintings on canvas. She describes her artistic method as a “double process” where she paints scenes based on photographs, but all the while visually dismantling the original image. This mode of restructuring allows her to explore empty spaces and reality based on color. Pittera’s palettes tend to feature nurturing shades of turquoise alongside muted pastel and jewel tones. In addition, she paints in short, smooth brushstrokes which supplies motion and depth to each canvas.
Pittera’s paintings are thematically informed by her interest in cinema and travel, and many of her works focus on human relationships, as well as relationships between humans and animals. The titles of her paintings point to subject matter including family, children, beach scenes, and social outings, while the unique composition of her paintings works to defamiliarize these subjects. Although figures are apparent in each scene, they simultaneously blend with the background to create a multi-layered viewing experience. Pittera was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and currently studies Visual Arts at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino.