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Carlos Gamez de Francisco

As a post-revolutionary Cuban born artist, Carlos Gamez de Francisco paints a bright distorted reality in which he demystifies classical beauty. His paintings are both figurative and imaginative, opulent and dreamy, and they make reference to fashion illustration, the decorative arts, & antiquity. Carlos uses a Baroque aesthetic with a sense of contemporary fashion to create portraits that blend historical references with a modern painterly approach.

Carlos’ style is heavily influenced by his Cuban upbringing in a Russian governed academia setting. This exposed Carlos to the world of figurative arts while censoring contemporary art. His near-obsession with history and storytelling translates into his work, which provides an escape from reality while creating an illusory world.