Horse, bird, dog & people sharing space, 2006
Carlos Barrios (Born 1966)
oil on canvas
53.5 x 188cm
signed lower left, inscribed verso
0419 540 162
Carlos Barrios continually develops upon themes of humanity and spirituality and the manner in which these two forces combine in the make-up of an individual. Armed with a remarkably intuitive personality he has the unique talent of transferring the true essence of his subject into his work. He views all human relations and behaviour as a form of artwork, even a child’s simple drawing, or unconscious scribble holds artistic merit. As a result, Barrios is able to tap into an abundant resource of inspiration.
Carlos Barrios was born in 1966 in El Salvador, Central America. Today, he lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.
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.