Luis Barba was born in Barcelona where he did his training in art and design at Escola Massana and specialized in advertising design at the Autonoma University and Llotja Design School.
He has a very satirical and humoristic style. He uses portraits of renowned artists and combines them with modern elements. This combination between symbols and historic/current icons like Lady Gaga or works of Pieter Brueghel can be seen as a strong criticism against modern society and the world of art.
His work has been exhibited in several international galleries and art fairs and they are also part of several private and public collections such as Fondation Lluis Carulla, Arothèque d'Art Anekdota in Paris, Musée d'art contemporain Wilfredo Lam and many others.
Invited artist at the 21st LA Art Show: A New Focus. Installation In Memory of Guernica. Curator by Marisa Caichiolo. Los Angeles.
Garden of Delights. Realism Amsterdam Fair for the 500th anniversary El Bosco -Hyeronimus Bosch-, collaboration with Galería Contrast. Amsterdam.
Made in Spain. MAD Antequera. Museo Arte de la Diputación. Curator Fernando Francés (group). Málaga.
London Art Fair. Cynthia Corbett Gallery (group). London.
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Cynthia Corbett Gallery (group). California.
Pulse New York. The Metropolitan Pavilion. Cynthia Corbett Gallery (group).
New York City.
Art Central Hong Kong. Central Harbourfront. Cynthia Corbett Gallery (group).
Art Project. Galería Contrast. Barcelona.
Lluís Barba. Travellers in time. Site 109 Art Gallery. New York.
Young Masters: Focus on New York. Site 109 Art Gallery. New York.
Texas Contemporary. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Houston (group).
Art Silicon Valley. Sponder Gallery. San Francisco (group).
Art Aspen. Sponder Gallery. Colorado (group).
Sotheby’s London. British Museum Friends of The Art Museums of Israel. London.
Made in Spain: Periplo por el arte español de hoy. CAC Málaga. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Collaboration Fondazione Benetton. Málaga-Trieste (group).
56 Biennial Venezia. Spain Identity/Modernity. Curator Fernando Francés (Director Museum CAC Málaga), in collaboration with Fondazione Benetton and Giorgio Cini. Fondazione Palazzo Cini. Italy.
Art Southampton NY. Dean Project Gallery. New York (group).
Solo exhibition. Travel in Time. Galería Contrast. Barcelona.
Travel in Time. Vila Casas Foundation. Barcelona (group).
Solo exhibition. Dean Project Gallery. Miami.
Review. Sultan Gallery. Curator Mark Dean. Kuwait City.
Scope Basel. Galería Contrast. Switzerland.
Art Miami NY. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. New York.
Affordable Art Fair. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Battersea Park. London (group).
London Art Fair. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. London (group).
Kölner Liste Fair. Galería Contrast. Switzerland.
Pulse NY. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. New York (group).
Scope Basel. Galería Contrast. Basel. Switzerland (group).
Art Miami. Cynthia Corbett Gallery. Miami (group).
Art Miami. Dean Project. Miami (group).
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