Master Prints

In this series of prints I appropriate and re-contextualize masterpieces of art, borrowing their compositional strategies and sometimes their titles, but inserting contemporary imagery with sarcasm and satire to create new works.

These pieces take a critical view on different corporations that are using GMO’s in their products. They condemn the way policies that favor these corporations are affecting our natural resources, health and labor rights, provoking a catastrophe in our contemporary society.

I am trying to challenge the status quo in this “fast food society” making satirical relief prints that emphasize both concept and craft.


novus order seclorum ut patet in fixuras de Carlos Barberena
Leticia Cortez / El Beisman Magazine. Chicago

Nicaraguan-born Printmaker Shows Satirical Works at Local Gallery
Eleanore Catolico / The Gate Newspaper. Chicago

Carlos Barberena: grafista impresor
Luis Fernando Quirós / experimenta magazine. Spain

La Mirada Incisiva de Carlos Barberena
Luis Fernando Vargas Vega / Ancora, La Nación, San Jose, Costa Rica

Master Prints
Carlos Barberena / La Prensa Literaria, La Prensa, Managua, Nicaragua