CARLOS GOMEZ J | SEA ART

CARLOS GOMEZ J:

I’m not interested in making an artistic process that relies primarily on research. For me it is more important to express in my work a discovery. What I do is simply nothing more than a hint of the wonder that overwhelms me when I find something new,and I can use a pretext through my works to show what I think and what I feel.

The sea contains all the doses of astonishment that I need to marvel me continually, his power is as great as mysterious, in its depths hides a universe that challenges me to discover, calling me with his hypnotic power …

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DRAGON VORTEX

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RECTANGULAR MANGROVE

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BELOW TWO THOUSAND

SEAHORSE

ROUND MANGROVE

ROUND MANGROVE

Mangrove jellyfish

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CARLOS GOMEZ J

I was born and raised in the city of Bogota, at 2,600 meters above sea level in the Colombian Andes, I am first and foremost a father, a husband and a son. I consider myself a spiritual but not religious. I am an artist, art has been an integral part of my life since I can remember; I always leaned in sculpture, I remember as a child to be building daubs with all things that was in my power, and how he enjoyed disarm any device that (unfortunately for my parents) llagaba my hands, to get parts and then put together new things.

My first artistic influences come from science fiction, which was (and still is) a breeding ground for my imagination. Painters such M.C. Escher, H. G. Giger, illustrators as Moebius, Frazetta, Hunting, artists like Dali, Picasso, El Bosco and Michelangelo, da Vinci and Rodin, dreams filled my mind and in my heart charted the way he wanted to go. So to finish school I joined the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of La Sabana in 1983, where I spent two years learning the rudiments of sculpture and painting. In the early 85 I left the race to enter the faculty of Industrial Design at the Universidad Javeriana, looking Constructivist sculptural techniques for my early ideas. There I spent five years learning my teachers industrial processes and “playing” with the tools. I really enjoyed that time when I was in direct contact with the shop, he turned to this day one of my favorite places.

In 1991, after a sabbatical year abroad, I was fortunate to join a sculpture course in the company of my uncle (Raul Gomez), who already exercised by then the office of sculptor with fortune telling master professor Gerardo Benitez, renowned sculptor and master cast as few (along with a person excelentísima), who immediately began to develop an academic relationship that did not take long to become a great friendship. He taught me the secrets of bronze casting, I remember those sessions as pure alchemy, what most wonderful thing was seeing the metal in its liquid form, and then run like water and fill the gaps in the molds and displayed later as a piece of sculpture!!

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