Arclinea Boston, home to the innovative and creative Arclinea Collection, will continue its Art in the Kitchens series with an exhibit featuring the work of Peruvian artist Juan José Barboza Gubo, beginning January 25th. On display will be a number of sculptures inspired by a famous Peruvian drag artist as well as several abstract paintings highlighted with vivid colors and geometric forms. Arclinea Boston’s owner Philip Guarino describes Gubo’s work as “passionate and creative…a perfect complement to [Arclinea’s] innovative and meticulous kitchen designs.”
Gubo, a native of Lima, Peru, first encountered art and design while playing in his father’s architecture studio. His parents encouraged his interest and, by age 13, Gubo was studying at the Peruvian School for the National Arts with renowned teacher Miguel Angel Cuadros. He then attended Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, a school that is commonly regarded as the best art school in Peru, before making his way to Boston, where he is currently a master’s student at the Massachusetts College of Art. Throughout his education, Gubo has worked within various artistic disciplines, but ultimately he decided that sculpture offered him the “best method for helping me to develop a solid visual language.”
Gubo seeks inspiration from a wide variety of sources, though the foundation for most of his work comes from his heritage and culture. By expanding on the themes used by the ancient Peruvians (such as hunting, sacrifice, or religion), Gubo aims to integrate the ancient and the modern. He believes that our ancestry is instrumental in the progress of our society and works to incorporate that belief into his art. Gubo’s art has been featured in galleries, museums, and cultural centers in Peru, Tokyo, Athens, Italy, and Washington, D.C. While in Massachusetts, he has had exhibits at the Mark Gallery in Cambridge and at the Bromfield Art Gallery in Boston.
Arclinea Boston is the first American showroom for Arclinea, a collection of contemporary and luxurious kitchen designs that were created by Italian architect Antonio Citterio. Arclinea aims to combine functionality and technology with creativity and consumer input to craft a personalized and ergonomic kitchen of the highest quality. Arclinea Boston began its Art in the Kitchens series to highlight artists who share Antonio Citterio’s dedication to outstanding craftsmanship and passion for original designs.