Jose De la Barra was born on 6th August 1956 in Peru. He has created a dream-like world through his expressing the internal and external fantasies of his imagination with his precise talents in painting and drawing.
The expressions and the sensual movements that appear in each piece, create mystic allegories about the universe. By combining his interest in the human form with his desire for symbolic content, he has engendered a language that explains the human condition through a unique perspective. There is a method through which he develops his art relying on material and composition to develop his personal, magical universe.
Jose De La Barra features a lot of red in his work, and it is that red color that finds itself as the primary color or at least one of them in many of his pieces. His pieces also seem to feature either a woman’s body or at the very least her face twisted into some symbolic expression that is only furthered by the overt symbolism that can be found in the work of Jose De La Barra.