Kinia Barber

Kinia Barber

Mahon, illes Balears, Spain

About Kinia Barber

I became a practising artist any years ago, while I was studying my degree in Interior Design at Elisava School in Barcelona. I attended art classes to improve my skills. I discovered my love for colours which drove me to create art and painting became my great passion.

I wanted to express my feelings in my work so that people share my own emotion for colour as well as my sorroundings and how they make me feel.

The sea and the sun are my most important sources of inspiration. I live on an island where the blueness and the immensity of the ocean fascinate me. They fill me with the urge to create paintings having many tones of blue and turquoise. I love the colors of the sunset and I never get tired of gazing at it. So because of the sea and the sun, blue and turquoise, and red and pink are my palette. I’m a very emotional person and am restless, and I love to experiment and discover something new.

I would say we are privileged. On the island the air is so clean and the light is bright and pure. I enjoy the silence, and this makes me look deeply inwards and this allows me to take you to many different places.

The reason why I create the art I create is very simple: all I do is what I am. I love to experiment with water, to surprise myself with the results, having ideas that the moment changes where you never know how the work is going to end up. I use lots of colours, mixing them and “listening” to them. I love creating many layers and seeing time and life flowing through colour.

Choosing my medium was very easy. I like water and playing with colour and so acrylic is the environment that I feel most comfortable with. I use it in combination with other materials such as paper and sand, and I play with the depth of the paint. Sometimes applying it thickly and sometimes using it as water colour. Acrylic is fast drying which allows me to work nimbly and try out many different approaches. I prefer to paint on a wooden support. It is harder and withstands water and other materials better.

I love to create big paintings where I feel that there is more risk, less control. The results are always amazing. I produce smaller sketches when trying new techniques or for experiments to confirm the approach for new paintings.

For many years I have participated in many art events organized on the island. In July 2019 I held a solo exhibition in El Espacio ses Voltes in Ciutadella Menorca.
Summer on the island is special and unique for art events. I regularly participate in the ART Nights in Mahon, Fosquets d'art in Ferreries and Migjornale in Es Migjorn Gran, among others and also in private initiatives such as the Collective Exhibition of the Rural Hotel Alcaufar Vell.


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Education

Licenciada en Diseño de Interiores en la Escuela Elisava de Barcelona.
Curso de Litografia en el Centro de Grabado Internacional de Xalubinia.
Marqueting internacional. Caeb Menorca.
Energias Renovables inautoconsumo energetico para el balance neto. Proyecto FERME, mahon Menorca.
Curso de Efficienza energetica. Passive House.
Curso de coaching para empreseas. Caeb Menorca.
Curso de Networking y redes sociales para la empresa.
Curso de Sostenibilidad y eficiencia energetica en la arquitectura.
Curso de Gestión ambientalnen el sector de la hosteleria en Menorca.
Curso de agricultura y medio ambiente.
Curso de la gestión de la innovación hotelera en Menorca.
Master en ARTE-TERAPIA por la AEC associaciónper l'expresió i la comunicació Universidad de Vic.
Curso de Arquitectura Bioclimatica en Barcelona.

Events

2020
ART EN LA FRAGILITAT colective exibition talking about the Pandemi. In el Claustre in Mahon and In el Roser in Ciutadella.

2019
Solo Exibition "Explosio de COLORS" in Espai Gastronomic Ses Voltes Ciutadella.
Expo AlcaufART exibition in Hotel Alcaufar
Nit D’art, al Port de Mao
"Gran Migjornale" exibition in Hotel S'esl.litlet

Agosto 2018
Nit D’art, al Port de Mao

1 Jun - 30 Jun 2017
Exibition "Grup Es padronet d'art"
Convent de Sant Diego Alayor Menorca

22 Abril 2017
Inaguracion saturday 22 april at 12h
Exibition "LA IMMENSITAT DEL MAR" a la Peluqueria Pilar Garro de Mahon Menorca

23 March - 23 May 2017
Exibition "FLUINT AMB L'AMBIGÜETAT" a la Llibreria l'Altell de Banyoles.

Agost 2016
Fosquets D'art a Ferreries Menorca

Jun 2016
EXODO intervención artistica en Lithica Ciutadella Menorca
May 2016
Ferreries Floreix - intervención artistica colectiva

Septiembre 2015
Nit d'Art a Mahón

Agost 2104
Body painting mahon menorca
Fosquets d'Art a Ferreries
Nit d'Art a Mahón

Exhibitions

Agosto 2018
“Gran Migjornale”, Hotel & Bar S’estil.let Es Migjorn Gran
“Fosquets d’Art", Casa particular en Ferreries

1 Jun - 30 Jun 2017
Exibition "Grup Es padronet d'art"
Convent de Sant Diego Alayor Menorca

22 Abril 2017
Inaguracion saturday 22 april at 12h
Exibition "LA IMMENSITAT DEL MAR" a la Peluqueria Pilar Garro de Mahon Menorca

23 March - 23 May 2017
Exibition "FLUINT AMB L'AMBIGÜETAT" a la Llibreria l'Altell de Banyoles.

Agost 2016
Fosquets D'art a Ferreries Menorca

Jun 2016
EXODO intervención artistica en Lithica Ciutadella Menorca
May 2016
Ferreries Floreix - intervención artistica colectiva

Septiembre 2015
Exhibition Restaurante Es Casino Sant Clemente Menorca
Julio 2015
Exhibition Restaurante Terra en Mahon Menorca
Enero 2015
Exhibition in Cophenague Gallery Arkemide
Mayo 2014
Espacio Tanit en Mercadal