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Barbarana is Bárbara Ana Gómez, a Spanish-born illustrator based in London since 2007. Her often intricate artworks are created using a mixture of digital and hand-drawn techniques.

She takes her inspiration from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead, Laura Marling and Sigur Rós for her Illustrated Songs collection, where she pictures the fantasy world of her favourite lyrics.


■ Contact: hello@barbarana.com



Awards & Recognitions

Bridgeman Studio Award (Shortlisted, 2018)

Collective Arts Brewing Series 11 (Curator, 2018)

Bridgeman Studio Award (Shortlisted, 2017)

Lürzer's Archive - 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide (Selected, 2014)

American Illustration Annual AI 32 (Chosen, 2013)

AOI Images 35: The Best of British Illustration (Selected, 2011)

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Exhibitions & Fairs

■ Illustrated Songs - Solo Exhibition (Jam in a Jar, London, 2019)

■ Art + Brewing Artist Roundtable & Exhibition (Tate Modern, London, 2019)

■ Artcrank (THIS Workspace, Bournemouth, 2019)

■ Collective! (Mergeculture, Tampa, Florida, 2019)

■ Collective Arts Brewing Series 13 Launch (Various locations in USA and Canada, 2019)

■ Twitter Art Exhibit (Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, 2019)

■ Illustrated Songs - Solo Exhibition (Balabam, London, 2018-2019)

■ Hitchcock Season(The Electric Cinema, Birmingham, 2018)

■ Local Record Store (Pop-Up Brighton, 2018)

■ London Loop Urban Gallery (Finsbury Square, London, 2018)

■ House of Illustration Illustrator's Christmas Fair (Granary Square, London, 2017)

■ Illustrated Songs Showcase - Solo exhibition (Balham Bowls Club, London, 2017)

■ House of Illustration Illustrator's Christmas Fair (Granary Square, London, 2016)

■ Cluster Art & Crafts Pop-Up (Dalston, London, 2016)

■ Crafty Fox Market (Geffrye Museum, London, 2015)

■ Artcrank (The Rag Factory, London, 2015)

■ Secret 7" (Somerset House, London, 2015)

■ London Illustration Fair (Hoxton Arches, London, 2014)

■ Secret 7" (Downstairs at Mother, London, 2014)

■ Type Tasting (London Design Festival, 2013)

■ Not For Rental (1a Gallery, London, 2013)

■ The Sketchbook Project (Brooklyn Art Library in New York & World Tour, 2013)

■ Ghosts of Gone Birds (ONCA Gallery, Brighton, 2012 & Swansea, 2013)

■ Random Project (London Design Festival, 2012)

■ Secret 7" (The Archivist's Gallery, London, 2012)

■ The Say Anything Project (The Roosevelt 2.0, Tampa, Florida, 2012)

■ The Sketchbook Project (Brooklyn Art Library in New York & World Tour, 2012)

■ Ghosts of Gone Birds (Rochelle School, London, 2011)

■ AOI Images 35. The Best of British Contemporary Illustration (Bankside Gallery, London & World Tour 2011-2012)

■ Barbarana Summer Showcase - Solo exhibition (Camden Stables Market, London, 2011)

■ Twitter Art Exhibit (Public Library of Moss, Norway, 2010)

■ Amelia’s Anthology Of Illustration Launch party (Concrete Hermit, London, 2009)

■ Voyage Voyage (The Jago Gallery, London, 2008)


Features - Press & Web

■ GoldFlakePaint: 'Illustrator Barbara Ana Gomez created a 2017 calendar inspired by Ok Computer' [Link]

■ Lagom: 'Barbara Ana Gomez's illustrated song lyrics' [Link]

■ Artists inspire artists: 'Barbara Ana Gomez combines traditional and digital techniques to create dynamic illustrations' [Link]

■ Creative Bloq: 'This 2015 calendar takes you on a monthly musical journey' [Link]

■ Artwort: 'Illustrated Songs Calendar – Ad ogni mese la sua canzone' (Italian) [Link]

■ Frizzifrizzi: 'Il calendario 2015 con 12 canzoni (indie) illustrate' (Italian) [Link]

■ Creative Bloq: 'When design meets music and results in beautiful artwork' [Link]

■ Cultura Colectiva: 'Bárbara Ana Gómez, ilustraciones inspiradas en canciones' (Spanish) [Link]

■ Computer Arts: 'Image of the day: Illustrated Songs by Barbara Ana Gomez' [Link]

■ Collective Arts Brewing: 'Featured illustrator' [Link]

■ Creative Bloq: 'Beautiful song illustrations strike a chord' [Link]

■ Design juices: 'Freelance Illustrator Barbara Ana Gomez' [Link]

■ Don't Panic Magazine: 'Barbara Ana Gomez' [Link]

■ Chronicle Books Blog: 'Holiday Gifts for Music Lovers' [Link]

■ Música Pavê: 'A Música Vista por Bárbara' (Portuguese) [Link]

■ Business Boom Collective: 'Interview with Illustrator Barbara Ana Gomez' [Link]

■ The Music Regime: 'Interview' [Link]

■ Colectivo Bicicleta: 'Ilustración y dibujo de Bárbara Ana Gómez' (Spanish) [Link]


Features - Books & Print

■ Twitter Art Exhibit Edinburgh Catalogue (TAE, 2019)

■ Illustration: Meeting the Brief (Bloomsbury, 2014)

■ 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide (Lürzer's Archive, 2014)

■ Bikefriendly Imagination (Göoo, 2014)

■ Ghosts of Gone Birds (Bloomsbury, 2013)

■ AOI Images 35: The Best of British Illustration (AOI, 2011)

■ ABC (ABC, London College of Communication, 2011)

■ Basic Pack (Index Book, 2010)

■ Packaging Identity (Index Book, 2009)

■ Amelia's Anthology of Illustration (Amelia's House, 2009)

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