An Interview with Carlos Barrios.
Who and where are you from?
I am carlos barrios, born in El Salvador Central America, i have also spend some time in Honduras as my father family was from that country.
Moved to australia in 1990 and since then i have been very happy working in this country.
My practice include painting, drawing, ceramics and mixed media.
How you got into this?
To me art came as a young child.
The civil war in my childhood period was a terrible one
We spent many periods indoors
My father was a bit of collector of art and ancient artefacts
Also we visited many old ancient cities
For me it came I believe from some of this experiences, i also have the recollection of picking up in an old Mayan place a small stone with carvings. I would watch this stone for hours looking at the lines and seeing visions on them.
So this energy or curiosity that society calls art came in that moment and became a very strong part of my essence .
What is your driving force?
My driving force is a strong Desiree to create images or just to observe them evolving in front of my eyes. Is almost like a magical or misting experience really. To be part of an universe that we cant fully understand, less explains.
To reach certain state.
Is a very addictive activity really
What kind of work you do and why?
I use what is around me in terms of materials.
Always have a lot of paper, paint, linen, crayons etc and move between pieces making marks and let them became something.
I happily spend the rest of my life exploring this activity.
There is also the rewards that come with it
At the moment i am working with some galleries in australia
Metro gallery in Melbourne http://www.metrogallery.com.au/
Mitchell fine arts in brisbane https://www.mitchellfineartgallery.com/
Aarwun gallery in Canberra http://aarwungallery.com/
And having a show of works on paper this year with Tim Olsen gallery in Sydney http://www.olsengallery.com/
Arts goes beyond technics or imagination I believe it is more that we can think
Is in this solitude that i became part of it
An active part of course.
For more of Carlos Barrios Check the links below:
Website :- http://carlosbarrios.com.au/
Instagram :- https://www.instagram.com/carlosbarrios_art/
All Images are copyright by: Carlos Barrios