Carlos Carulo


My quest is to create works of art that capture an emotion at an exact moment in time; viewing a perspective and spatial realization of an eternal present. What at first glimpse appears to be distorted is actually a complimentary overlapping of temporal factors and spatial sectors. In this manner, my forms and figures achieve a character of wholeness and presence.

One of my goals is to reach the point to have at my fingertips all the necessary tools for the spontaneous, crystalline production of art; to pursue an art experience that achieves the synthesis between the vast, all-encompassing vision with the intimate and personal.

I consider my work to be “Abstract Expressionism” but I prefer the term “Situationalism.”

Artists like Pollock, Baziotes, Matta, Motherwell and Gorky worked together to establish what they called “Morphology of the Cosmos” which led them to non-objective imagery. Breton saw these artists’ works as a very promising departure from “Surrealism.” Their works also played an important role in politics: Artists should denounce or accuse rather than decorate or entertain.

I work inside a geometric meeting place where my conflicts can be resolved. I take the unseen and render it visible. Inside this visual “Situation” there are colliding perspectives, like a house of mirrors. There is a central knot of perception where I sense what is above, below and behind like an eye or lens that captures one frame or movement of an event in furious motion.

For me Art is to invent the language that can allow us to see the changes in human history, in human relations and in the human mind. I think that modern man needs to see the changes from one reality to the other. Acquiring this perspective point of view, our minds could then evolve.

Selected Exhibitions:

Lacuna Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2015

Hulse/Warman Gallery, Taos, NM 2014-2015

Rosenthal-Fine Art, Chicago IL. 2009-2015

El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, NM October 2013

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA June 2013

Linda Durhams’ The Wonder Institute, July 2013

Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, NM 2009, 2010, 2011

Ahora: New Mexican Hispanic Art, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM 2002

Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2001, 2002

Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2000

The Downey Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1999-2004

Torre Enteramericana, Santiago, Chile, New Works, 1998

Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM, 1983, 1992, 1996

St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM, 1994

The New England Fine Arts Institute, 1993

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, 1992

Sapporo International Print Biennale, Japan, 1991

Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1988

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Rental Gallery, 1980

Galleria Alitalia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1975

Museum of Modern Art, Mendoza, Argentina, 1974, 1976

Galleria Artesanias, Amsterdam, Holland, 1974


Selected Collections:

Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM

Gannett Corporation, Washington, D.C.

Jesuit Museum, Dallas TX

La Paz First National City Bank, La Paz, Bolivia

Mendoza Museum of Modern Art, Mendoza, Argentina

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Notable collections include:

The Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles The Waterfall Mansion, New York Bill and Lynn Power Collection, New York (includes Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, and Jim Dine) Stuart Holt Collection, London (includes Keith Haring, Banksy, Oscar Murillo, and Os Gemeos) Wendy Asher Collection, Malibu (includes Warhol, Damien Hirst, Nara, Banksy, Rauschenberg, and Basquiat) Tim Redman Collection, London (includes Os Gemeos, Bickerton, Mutu, Marilyn Minter, and Jose Parla) Greg Conn Collection, London Eugenio Lopez Alonso Collection, Mexico City Ben Bourgeois Collection, Los Angeles Carlos Slim Collection, Mexico City University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson