Feature – Carlos Gomez

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Nova Scotia Printmakers Member Carlos Gomez currently has a solo exhibition entitled “Artificial Paradise” at the dis.cord gallery in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. To find out more about Carlos and his work please enjoy the brief article below.

dis.cord gallery is pleased to welcome Carlos Gomez. The exhibition entitled Artificial Paradises, delves into the magical and colourful world of Colombian-born artist, Gomez who lives between two worlds: creativity and reality. Juxtaposing these two spheres, Gomez creates impossible landscapes where the artificial is composed of objects made by man and where paradise is a place of happiness, beauty and peace – an ideal. “My art is the reflection of my spirituality; it is my personal artificial paradise. I am grateful for reality, which gives me so much beauty, is an extraordinary muse and provides so many opportunities for inspiration.”
Carlos Gomez is a Colombian artist who resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He enjoys drawing, printmaking and painting. He has studied at the Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Autónoma de México, and Bishop’s University, and has exhibited his works in Colombia, México and Canada. Prominent shows include the Museum of Modern Art in Bogotá, Colombia, the William Spratling Museum in Taxco, México, and a solo show in Galería Casa Grau in Bogotá, Colombia. Gomez is a full time artist who spends his time between Canada and Colombia. His printmaking studio, Plancha Perdida, is in Villeta, Cundinamarca, surrounded by mountains, fruits and tropical birds. His work is influenced by European modern art and the pre-Hispanic art of South America resulting in a contemporary surrealism.Artist Statement:
Art is a response; an expansive response that answers to all that does and does not exist; a response to art itself, to a thought, to beauty, to an act. It is a response to life. I feel that all art must be alive. Its quality may vary depending on the artist’s discipline and talent, however it must have its own personality and soul. Art must project the energy it has received from its creator.Artificial Paradises, will run through mid-July and an opening event with the artist will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 7PM to 8:30PM at the gallery.

 

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