The process of my work is simply a connection between my best feelings and the blank canvas. 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. I just let my will for creativity take over my physical body to do what it has to do.
Like a child playing, there is no past or future. There is only presence. That is how I like to paint, letting out the inner child that we all tend to forget or ignore, the one that is hiding within all those layers of emotions, gradually bringing it out within the layering of my paintings and the process of creation begins and then the focusing on the process to achieve success happens. But true success to me is when my work is viewed and smiles begin to arise.
Growing up in Mexico set me in a place of mind where I knew, since I was a young boy that I wanted to become an artist.  Mexico is full of art, color and music.  All this awoke in me my true talents. I remember needing to have in my possession a box of color pencils, crayons, or a watercolor set. As a shy little boy coloring was my way of speaking to the world and it still is.
I am a self-taught artist who has always felt that I just needed to let my soul speak for itself, reflecting waves of true emotion and love into my work.
My work is about feeling good and having fun. It is about making people happy, which makes me content and inspired.  Painting every day reminds me of the kind of person I am and the kind of person I always want to be: a person with humility and always ready to give. I feel that creating is one of the most important ways to give to the world.  I think all of us are put on this world for a reason. Mine is to speak out loud with my colorful paintings full of love, passion, and best wishes for all.

Javier López Barbosa Biography

Born and raised in Mexico, Javier López Barbosa developed an enduring and early creative streak, recalling that he had the constant urge to create. Some of his earliest memories were projected images of himself as an adult artist. Today, Barbosa’s exuberantly abstracted arrangements of bold colors and loose brushstrokes make him one of the most distinctive non-objective painters practicing in the Southwest.
Barbosa’s paintings dedicated to free expression of his ideas feature singularly glossy surfaces that draw us in and urge us to focus on the roiling, dynamic compositions beneath which seem to spread out beyond the edges of the canvas. Barbosa has perfected a beautiful mixed media on canvas technique that could be best viewed as an outgrowth of glazing. The paintings project a lucidity that deploys color in large fields with incorporations of texture and form that expands upon the tendency of Color Field painting within Abstract Expressionism.
A desire for transcendence and the infinite the paintings exploit the expressive power of color and communicate intense emotions that come from within and allow the viewer to interpret their own experience and see within them something deep, beyond the colors in the painting. “It doesn’t matter what we do, but most importantly how we do it and how we connect with it,” he says.
The work of Javier López Barbosa has been exhibited for decades with collectors worldwide. Barbosa made Santa Fe, New Mexico, his home in 1990 and continues to find inspiration in the brilliant light and dramatic scenery of the Southwest.
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