Carlos Pazos

Galería Ciento

Many artists do not make any deliberative attempt to control the outcome of their creative processes, finding content only after a work’s completion; choice has little room in their approach. Other artists demonstrate a more reflective attitude toward making art; decision and selection are taken as challenges, and given that they consider a lack of conscious intervention “not-action”, they only make known what they believe to be worthwhile.

Carlos Pazos, a 37-year-old artist who began working in the early ’70s, certainly falls within this second group. Pazos’ work occasionally seems reflexive and uncontrolled, but his emotionalism is genuine, not the defensive gimmick in common use today Irony and tragedy have always been present in his works, but they are treated with lyrical delicacy; filtered by memory and personal iconography they are pushed beyond any obvious narrative references.


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