photos by Eric Mihn Swenson

Barbara Kolo’s Generation was created by Kolo’s determination to create an image that feels familiar, but at the same time, entirely different than anything the viewer has seen before. With this in mind, Kolo’s use of paint as an object produces textural contrast unparalleled to the work done by her peers. Outside of being an artist, Kolo worked as an art director and she credits this job to being one of the reasons she is confident in her work as well as being the reason she has been able to run her studio in a professional manner. Her use of texture and contrast come through in all of her works, and while Generation shows Kolo’s mastery of paint– her work Hibiscus Series shows the same ability to create texture through charcoal on paper.