1955, Ocana, Colombia.
A self-taught artist, his incursion and subsequent total commitment to metal sculpting was guided by his work in the metallurgic industry, combined with a remarkable artistic sensibility and perseverance that placed him among the best exponents of Contemporary Latin American Culture.
Barbosa’s creative endeavor focuses on sculptures made out of metal. The artist’s production is defined as abstract and geometric constructivist art in its theoretical conception. It is divided into three types: sculptures as works of art that are autonomous and portable, sculptures functionally integrated into the architecture, and monumental scale sculptures intended for urban public spaces. A formal, technical and stylistic unity runs through the three types, which are personal, original, recognizable, coherent, consistent, solid, long-lasting, and, above all, harmonious, beautiful, clear, and eloquent.