Gaston Carrio

BIOGRAPHY:
1975 – Born: Buenos Aires, Argentina
2001 – Universidad de Belgrano, Agentina – Bachelor in Architecture
2003 – Ball State University, USA – MArch (thesis i/p)

ARTIST STATEMENT: 
Since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 2001, I have spent much of my time designing different Architectural projects all over the world. Drawing and sketching have always been a part of my life, especially during my years of training and working as an architect. At first painting represented primarily a means of self-discovery and expression for me, but over the years it has become an integral part of who I am.

I am smitten, and at the same time intrigued, by the underlying, yet unspoken and sublime conversation, that a painting can evoke within one’s unconsciousness. The range and possibility between the brush stroke; whether it be simple or complex, coupled with its overall effect, both inspires and challenges me to induce certain sense of the unknown, intimacy, as well as awe. I get immersed into interpreting the unconscious symbolisms, especially those exceeding the limitations of simply aesthetical conditions.

AWARDS: 
2017
3rd Painting – Coconut Grove Arts Festival
1st Painting – Beaux Arts Festival of the Arts

2016
Best of Mixed Media 2D – Krasl Art Fair

2015
Best of Show 2D MM – Uptown Art Festival
1st Mixed Media – Beaux Arts Festival of the Arts
2nd Mixed Media – Armonk Outdoor Art Show

2014
1st Painting – Port Clinton Art Festival
Best of Show – Third Ward Art Festival
1st Painting – Lincolnshire Art Festival
Best of Show – Buffalo Grove Art Festival
Award of Merit – Art Fest Naples
3rd Painting – Space Coast Art Festival
Award of Excellence – Osceola Art Festival

2013
4th Best of Show – Bayou City Art Festival
Outstanding Award – Gold Coast Art Festival
Best of Show – Art at the Glen Town Center
1st Painting – Lincolnshire Art Festival

2011
Winner – 2011 ArtParis – Grand Palais (France) – Saatchi Online Gallery

2009
SOLO Award – 2009 ArtExpo New York – Jacob Javits Convention Center – New York, NY

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GASTON CARRIO 

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