Carlos Barberena • Salao, 2016 Woodcut

My print is a self-portrait about the “spilling salt” superstition, as a symbol of bad luck and evil omen. In the image, I am performing the ritual to avoid bad luck that requires to toss a pinch of salt over the left shoulder, into the face of the devil who lurks there. – And por si acaso /just in case – I am crossing my fingers for luck too.

$ 175.00

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Carlos Barberena is a Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker based in Chicago. He has exhibited individually in Costa Rica, Estonia, France, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and the United States of America. His work has been shown in Art Biennial, Triennials, Museums, Galleries, Cultural Centers and Universities around the world. He has received various awards, most notably the “National Printmaking Award 2012” given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture in Managua, Nicaragua. Barberena’s work is included in numerous public and private collections.



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