CARLOS BLANCO is a father ,husband, and an artist living and working between Bogota, Colombia and the city of Los Angeles. His approach to art has always been related with the use of the essence of air (inflatables, propellers and video) in the creation and tension of this material .Combining objects, installations and performances. trained as an architect at Xavier University in Bogota, he became an artist during his MA at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid . For the last 28 years he has exhibited in Grand Venues , such as Documenta IX –Kassel Germany, Venice Biennale 1993, The 7th La Habana Biennale –Cuba , Busan Biennale 2002, and the Prague Biennale 2004. He also participated in different Art Fairs; ART CHICAGO 2003, SCOPE Bassel, Switzerland 2010 , Art Miami 2015, RED DOT Miami 2017 among others. His vision as an artist has been translated as a curator of 150 exhibitions at Art Space in the Centro Colombo Americano in Bogota inviting artists like Santiago Sierra and Rikrit Tiravanija.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
The Giotto Frescoes at Assisi , it is a perfect image teller of the life and after life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Marvelous!
How will museums impact future cities?
I definite believe that this amazing architectural boxes( museums ) are the best kept memories that always affect cities and there people. Is only a matter of showing well planned exhibitions and with a very creative promotion.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
Los Angeles, London and Paris.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
Just finished my participation at C,haco Art Fair 2018 in Santiago de Chile and planning my 2019 Solo Show at Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles.
Video link : Art Project:Bigger Than Life/The Car. Artist carving at 240 kms/hour : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkMYLRW4_NU