Omar Barquet was born in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico on September 10, 1979. He received his Degree in Fine Arts at the Esmerelda National School of Painting, Sculpting, and Engraving in Mexico City, where he has settled for more than 9 years.
His work analyzes the public and the private space, uniting the process where the sculpture, the surroundings and other means, converge in installation projects. He has done exhibitions in diverse national and international forums, showing samples in New York, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Lima, and Mexico City.
He is also member and founder of the art collective Segundo Piso, comprising of Agustín González, José Luis Landet, and Moris Israel Meza Moreno. He has been a creditor to the national and state Scholarship Fund for Culture and Arts in the Creative Youths program, as well as the Scholarship Current Art Bancomer MACG. In 2009 Barquet carried out a two month residency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2010 he exhibited at the “Carrillo Gill Museum” in Mexico City and after his show in Miami, by Novenber of 2010 after his exhibition in Miami he presented a special installation project at “El Eco Museum” in Mexico City.
Like a reflectant kaleidoscope, Omar Barquet projects chromatic abstractions of suggestive luminance nature, that when going into depths of a dark room bounces and shapes spectral volumes, resonant permanence of what was one presence.
The subtle sonorous quality of the pieces remembers the tectonic condition of music, not only because it reachers what the sight can not, but also because by its own rules and pauses, music molds time until it constructs space.