author Mara Schiavetti
‘My tendency toward minimalism in design, and life, stems from years of studying modern and contemporary art, coupled with a love of Scandinavian style...’
from artist Elisa Albino
Barclay Haro Art Concepts, Vancouver, owned by Elise Albino, offers limited edition giclée prints, original art, custom works, and creative collaborations. As stated on the website, barclayharo.com, Albino produces original works, with a nod to Andy Warhol style pop art. These bespoke works begin with concept development and digital design, and are executed using leading-edge techniques. Each piece is made with luxe materials, emphasizing texture and dimension, and then finished with meticulous hand application. The resulting work is fresh and minimal with a cool sophistication that transitions across varied interiors.
All limited edition giclée prints are sequentially numbered to a fixed run of 200 per size, signed by the artist, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, and printed to the highest standard on Hahnemühle German Etching paper (310 gsm), using 12-color fade resistant pigmented inks. Contemporary artist, Elise Albino, established Barclay Haro Art Concepts to carry out her creative interests. Blending her academic background and experience in art and fashion, she is inspired to offer stylish and innovative collections.
Barclay Haro is aligned to a modern value system, rooted in sustainability. Albino understands that there is a responsibility to the planet; she demonstrates her environmental commitment through purposeful business practice. The designs are printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper which is produced using clean water, natural fibers, green power, and 100% cotton fine art paper. She also donates 10% of revenue from consumer sales World Wildlife Fund Canada, one of the world's leading conservation organization.
‘My inclination toward a clean, contemporary aesthetic was formed while completing my art history degree, as I was strongly influenced by modernism, minimalism, and post-modernism movements. For me, it's about paring away all unnecessary elements to reveal purity in design with fresh, strong, and balanced compositions,’ explains Albino. ‘The influence of architectural shapes and materials also brings an urban edge to my abstract designs; and it has to be said that my former work in fashion continues to be an important inspiration, not only from a business and design perspective, but also in introducing a capsule collection of work.’