I decided to start with Roy Lichtenstein as one of the clues to the Barrio's work. "Hopeless" is one of the many of Lichtenstein work, a pop-artist, that the comic-book format is used. That's one of Barrios dialog. He did these two works as comic-books.
I want you to notice that Lichtenstein also have his dialog with art. You can see at his "Monalisa"* and "Bauhaus Stairway". Monalisa is one of the most famous masterpieces and Bauhaus a German school that operated from 1919 to 1933 and influenced architecture, designs and art.