CARLOS EDUARDO RIOS

COLOMBIA
ABOUT THE ARTIST

Carlos Eduardo Rios was born in Popayan, Colombia, 1986 and works with a variety of different medias. His latest collection, ‘Con Otros Ojos’ (With Other Eyes) are the result of several years of conceptualisation.

His collection of sketches and study of the old masters resulted in his most successful collection to date. His assemblage of work focuses on strong female icons throughout the history of art, which exude not only beauty but power.

This stunning series of work plays tribute to the timeless female ICONS and the artist behind these masterpieces. From Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, Vermeer’s “Girl With The Pearl Earring” to Frida Kahlo’s self portraits and the instantly recognisable “Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer” by Gustav Klimt.

Rios’ unique style is part of his introspection and nostalgia from his childhood memories and more specifically his love for dolls. He believes that the eyes are the most expressive part of the body and a single glance can tell a thousand stories. Emotions and feelings can be shared through a glimmer or sparkle in the eyes. Deep expressions and emotions can be conveyed and a vision can be intimately shared without the need for a single word.

Whilst Rios plays he connects deeply to his childhood days and takes a trip down memory lane. He recounts the games he played as a young boy and the dolls featured in those games. This allows him to reminisce and bring him closer to his inner child; excited by his dreams and fascinated by his childhood sketches of characters with children's faces on the bodies of adults. His message has always been consistent... people may grow older, mature and age but we will always have a hidden child within us, waiting to reappear and fight for their dreams.

Rios’ distinctive method is based on a style and technique of classical art integrated with a quirky deformation of the human figure to highlight the look of the characters, who transmit emotions through their eyes.

“I express my feelings through my work, I give life to characters that are not only observed by the viewer, but they also observe who is admiring them, the work comes alive in their eyes.”