To combine the strength of efforts with emotional passion is to merge two separate disciplines with a thoughtful purpose. Traditional is nothing more than a term that seeks to define but does not shape one’s pursuit of artistic expression with insightful freedom to create. Integrating two goals that are both established without boundaries is watch performance painter Neal “Live Painter Boy” Barbosa electrifying artistic energy expand on a canvas while a live band or musician plays. Neal Barbosa cannot be defined once he reaches for his paintbrush & the vibration from the stage swells underneath his feet sending a chilling wave throughout his body, allowing his fingertips to belong to the rhythm of creation. As if he is examining the harmony of a melody, he interprets music with strokes of a paintbrush without speaking, singing, rapping but playing an instrument that gives life to not only his passion for colors but the willpower of his beautiful motivation. Neal Ray Barbosa surrenders himself to his audience while hoping that it is understood that he is providing the absence of thought to life, to art, to music, to rhythm & love with an unscripted performance. DMVculture introduces performance artist Neal “Live Painter Boy” Barbosa.
ACRYLIC GROOVE is a film about Performance Painter Neal Barbosa, the shows he’s performed, art he creates and his first trip to play internationally, in Finland.
Over the past 4 years filmmaker Steve Gatlin has filmed Neal Barbosa performing alongside some of the greatest musical talents around and passing through the Bay Area. Neal’s energy on stage helps electrify the crowd as they listen to the music, but also witness his creation of art on canvas right before their eyes, all to the beats around them.
The number of acts are too many to many to list, but he has been seen on stage alongside such performers as Les Claypool, Fishbone, Pepper, Rocco Deluca, The Wailers, New Orleans Social Club, Johnny Gunn and Friends and many, many more.
You can learn more about Neal and his work here:http://www.nealraybarbosa.com
Neal has been featured in music videos, a trailer produced for the Tiburon International Film Festival, in magazines, album covers and private and public galleries.
In December 2010, Filmmaker Steve Gatlin traveled to Finland to record 3 new music videos and a live concert for Jupiter Stroll Records. The label also invited Neal go come and perform at their concert which featured 4 bands, headlined by the renowned “Melrose.”
Now we’re back and looking for more shows as well as sponsors and investors to keep this project rolling!
Please let us know if you have a show idea or concept for Acrylic Groove!
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