Carlos Franco

"Maestro de la levedad"

Fernando Castro Florez

In this exhibition, we immerse ourselves in the particular aesthetic sensibility of Carlos Franco, who reviews the history of painting from melancholy and pain, combining them with Mannerism in a sophisticated combination of images.

The sensuality, the curves and the intense colors are part of the mythological landscapes, treated from the lyrics, that are part of this exhibition.

Carlos Franco proposes a dialogue between the figurative and the abstract, altering the classical equilibriums raised, where the semantic importance resides in the center, and seeks to reinforce the marginal by looking for surprise effects.

Works

  • La aparición imprevista

    Carlos Franco

    "La aparición imprevista"

    2001

    131.50 x 242.50 cm

    Canvas

    Mixed technique

  • La segunda cena o la cena de las Tantánidas

    Carlos Franco

    "La segunda cena o la cena de las Tantánidas"

    1998

    200.00 x 110.00 cm

    Wood

    Mixed technique

  • Presagio

    Carlos Franco

    "Presagio"

    1998

    110.00 x 76.00 cm

    Paperboard

    Mixed technique

Reviews

CARLOS FRANCO

MASTER OF LIGHTNESS

FERNANDO CASTRO FLÓREZ

In Carlos Franco's work there is an intense concern for the history of painting, which he incarnates by moving away from a purely monumental determination. The particular aesthetic sensitivity of Carlos Franco could be framed within the mannerism for which the conflict is manifested in the brightness of the darkness and in the proliferation of symbolic details around the subject.

 

While classical writing tries to balance in the phrase that which is central and that which is taken as lateral, Mannerism is an attempt to alter that hierarchical balance by reinforcing the marginal, building by derivation, seeking the effects of surprise. In the artist there is a mannerism of gestures, references and color, in which the ornamental and the discarnate can go together or pose a radical dialogue of figuration and abstraction.

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