THIBAULT BARRÈRE (1988) is a French painter, engraver and co-fonder of Atelier Barrere Ripoll. He studied at The Angel Academy where he completed the Fundamental program.
Since then he has been exploring the craft and techniques of painting. Following old and contemporary recipes, he finds pleasure in grinding his paint, making his mediums, as well as building his canvases and panels.
He starts developing his works with sketches from imagination which are followed by live studies.
The narrative of his work relies on several mythologies, with the attempt of a greater understanding of humanity itself.
He finds inspiration in the Baroque movement, more specifically in the design, palette, and the use of light that dominated that era.
Currently, the artist, lives and works in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where he and his Partner Paola Ripoll opened their atelier: Atelier Barrere Ripoll. His works have been exhibited around Europe and Mexico and can also be found in private collections.
WORK & EDUCATION
2019 to present day Principal instructor at Atelier Barrere Ripoll-San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2019-2020 Part time Instructor at ARAM (Academy of Realist Art Mexico)-Queretaro, Mexico
2019 Still life instructor at the Fine Art Academy Cologne-Cologne, Germany
2019 Chiaro Scuro Firenze, course with Sergei Chubirko-Florence, Italy
2014-2019 Private teacher-Florence, Italy
2018 Roberto Ferri and Giorgio Dante’s workshop- Sutri, Italy
2015 Studio Romanelli, Sculpture course-Florence, Italy
2014 Fondazione Il Bisonte, Etching course-Florence, Italy
2012-2014 Angel Academy of Art:
The three-year drawing and painting program
Live model workshop
Painting methods of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries
2021 Galeria Manuk, Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2020 Galeria Manuk, Fábrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2019 Atelier Barrere Ripoll Grand Opening Exhibition
2019 Lang Leve Rembrandt Exhibition, Rijksmuseum- Amsterdam, Holland
2017 Figurativas Exhibition, MEAM Museum- Barcelona, Spain
2016 Il Circolo Culturale Il Girone-Fiesole, Italy
2016 Pensione Analenna-Florence, Italy
2014 Angel Academy of Art, student Exhibition of selected works- Florence, Italy
2018 Extravagance Gallery winter exhibition-Grenoble, France 2018 Extravagance Gallery summer exhibition-Grenoble, France
2017 Enakor Gallery winter exhibition-Sofia, Bulgaria
2017 Enakor Gallery summer exhibition-Sofia, Bulgaria
Oil painting, drawing, etching, sculpture and teaching
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Pre-selected work at the Figurativas Competition 2019 at the MEAM Museum- Barcelona, Spain
Pre-selected work at the Portrait Competition 2019 at the Mall Galleries- London, England
Selected Work at the Figurativas Competition 2017 at the MEAM Museum-Barcelona, Spain