The subjects and themes of my work are primarily centered on the Mexican celebration of Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos, a perspective that developed from growing up in one of the states in Mexico that celebrates this very special day with artistry and beauty, Michoacan.
I see my art as an extension of the culture and history of Mexico and of that very special celebration. I work with a variety of different media, including paintings in acrylics and oils. More recently I have expanded my body of work to include paper mache/mixed media sculptures.
My love for the amazingly bright and vibrant colors of Mexico have moved me to incorporate them in all of my works whether it be paints on a canvas, creating a paper mache “Adelita“, or sugar skull mask. These colors are my culture, my history and my being in the world of “arte”!!!
Carlos is a self-taught artist who was born in Michoacan, Mexico and currently resides in San Jose, CA.