BioCarlos Buitrago is a fine artist living and working in Los Angeles. He was born in 1972 in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied illustration at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, subsequent to that he worked in the film industry in art department and showed his work in various locations and restaurants in Los Angeles. His illustrations have been published in different magazines and newspapers, and a lot of his work has been sold to private buyers. In 2011 he moved to Colombia, South America where he grew into his new style and grapped a better understanding of Colombian art, and his roots which you can see in his current work. Since moving back to Los Angeles from South America, Carlos is working to exhibit his work at different art shows.
Art StatementMy artwork has been focused on engaging my audience and introducing them to my experience as a Colombian-born artist who grew up in Los Angeles. I am interested in the conversation that takes place between art and the audience; therefore, I create art that invites my audience to go beyond the experience of a passive observer and actually enter into my work. Every piece I create offers the viewer a chance to delve into the meaning and nuances suggested in the work.
Over the last few years I have had the pleasure of traveling and living in places such as Colombia, Florida and Central California. My color palette combinations, geometric patterns, and expressionism are derived from my experiences in those places. My art satisfies a deep need I have to express my life through an artistic medium, and painting, in particular, has given me a chance to do this. My favorite meduims are acrylics — a very forgiving medium—well-suited to my style and subject matter, and digital. I like to paint on canvas, though I also paint on watercolor paper and on fine art paper for my digital work. read more