When you name your solo show Say Cheese, there are a lot of puns that can come from it. Ana Barriga did just that for her solo show at Carl Kostyál in London. Say Cheese makes you smile, makes you focus your attention on something that may stand the test of time really, but also puts you into another realm of posing and posturing. And for the Madrid-based painter, she is ready for this moment.

"My work involves instinct and attitude," she says, and as her show was opening in the British capital last weekend, we caught the painter in a moment of both fun and introspection. Her works are like still-life memories done through cartoons done through art history and then almost tasty in their near life-like embodiments of time once lived. On this episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, Doug Gillen sits down with Barriga and captures a painter's painter at the height of her powers, in a moment where an international breakthrough is just beginning.

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The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV's Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 117 was recorded in August 2023 in London. Follow us on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠@radiojuxtapoz⁠⁠⁠