Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1968. He studied at the “ School of Visual Arts Cristóbal Rojas ” (1989, Caracas ), later he took some courses at the “Art Student League of New York” (2001, New York , NY ), and a Master on Practice and Review of the contemporary visual representation systems, at the (IUESAPAR) “University Institute of Higher Education on Plastic Arts Armando Reverón” (2002, Caracas ) .
His work goes from sculpture, installations, photography, 3D animation and video art to a reflection of existence and life as a way to state a new perceptive path through images and symbols that evoke from the grotesque to the sublime, from the childish to the sacred, a sort of confrontation with the spectator which motivates to question himself from the symbolic connections that the artist proposes in his work but in an underlying and unconscious manner.
Among the materials used by the artist for his work are: fiber glass, plastic, automotive paint, crystal, gold, platinum, diamond, metal, raw meat, connecting an aesthetic three-dimensional finish with more organic materials.
Mushrooms, eyes, monsters, brains, human parts, sacred elements, sexual organs are some of the symbols that refer to the artist’s intimate world in which also blend some of his concerns, energy, power, intuition, parallel worlds, multidimensionality, tunnels of time, all this reflected in his work represented in a provocative and transgressor mode.
Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez’s website: http://www.myspace.com/weirdatschool777