Carlos Barrios

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Carlos Barrios, born in El Salvador Central America, now lives and works in Queensland. Carlos Barrios grew up exploring remnants of ancient cultures, surrounded by artifacts and art due to his father's career as an archeologist.

“I would stare into them [artifacts] and found myself transported to other dimensions, times and spaces. Everything was talking to me especially clouds and shadows, they seemed to describe a space between reality and fantasy, filled with adventures.”

Carlos Barrios began painting figures and creatures from his imagination at the age of six. However when he was ten, civil war broke out and Barrios found himself illustrating the horrific scenes of war.

“The civil war began when I was ten and lasted over ten years. In this war time madness and normality coexisted. Many nights the electricity was cut and in the candle lit spaces of the house I saw creatures moving and watching us, so I would paint and draw them. As I worked I would watch my hand moving, creating the figures and creatures, I was the onlooker, the witness to this seemingly automatic unfolding of pictures, visual descriptions.”

The main focus of Carlos' artworks are to paint the good he believes is in everyone. This is the reason many of his paintings are filled with figures, “I must paint people”, Barrios explains.

Carlos Barrios has been a finalist in several art prizes including the Blake Prize, Sulman Prize, NSW Plein Air Art Prize and the Fisher Ghost Art Prize.

'MONOCHROME' GROUP EXHIBITION (MAY 2022)
'TOTEMS' (MARCH - APRIL 2022)
'PRIMAVERAL' GROUP EXHIBITION (SEP - OCT 2020)
'UNDEFINED DREAMS' (MAY - JUNE 2019)
'TRANSCENDENCE' EXHIBITION (OCT - NOV 2016)

  1. Carlos Barrios | Blue Octopus & Friends

    104 x 104cm

    mixed media on linen

    $7,000.00
  2. Carlos Barrios | Post Pandemic Joy

    88 x 119cm

    oil on linen

    $6,500.00
  3. Carlos Barrios | Los Naguales

    104 x 104cm

    mixed media on linen

    $7,000.00
  4. Carlos Barrios | Walking The Dog

    50 x 61cm

    mixed media on paper

    $1,450.00
  5. Carlos Barrios | The Sea

    50 x 61cm

    mixed media on paper

    $1,450.00
  6. Carlos Barrios | Skateboard

    50 x 61cm

    mixed media on paper

    $1,450.00
  7. Carlos Barrios | Let's Fly

    50 x 61cm

    mixed media on paper

    $1,450.00
  8. Carlos Barrios | Tecolote Owl

    67 x 59cm

    oil on linen

    $3,500.00
  9. Carlos Barrios | Ladies from the Land

    61 x 55cm

    mixed media on canvas

    $3,000.00
  10. Carlos Barrios | Reclining Women

    61 x 56cm

    oil on linen

    $3,000.00
  11. Carlos Barrios | Priestess

    34 x 45cm

    mixed media on linen

    $1,700.00
  12. Carlos Barrios | Blended

    100 x 100 cm

    mixed media on linen paper laid on linen

    $7,000.00
  13. Carlos Barrios | Little Bird in the Corner

    67 x 54cm

    mixed media on paper

    $4,200.00
  14. Carlos Barrios | Wonderer

    78 x 62cm

    mixed media on paper

    $4,200.00
  15. Carlos Barrios | Love in blue with bird

    100 x 67cm

    mixed media on paper

    $4,500.00
  16. Carlos Barrios | House & Bird

    50 x 61cm

    mixed media on paper

    $1,450.00
  17. Carlos Barrios | Sitting Lady

    52.5 x 70cm

    mixed media on paper

    $4,200.00
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