Carlos Garaicoa


Born in Cuba in 1967, Carlos Garaicoa's work speaks of the past and present through memory, decay, desire, architecture, utopia and the relationship between reality and fiction. The city as a representation of individual and collective memory has been a recurring subject in his work.

 

Garaicoa's collaborations with Factum Arte have favored the development of projects technically linked to his conceptual interests, such as blind-embossing on paper (as seen in the subversive relief messages of Frases) or his architectural additions to images of buildings and landscapes:Para transformar la palabra política en hechos, finalmente II or his Reversal dyptichs.

 

In September 2010 a solo exhibition in Matadero Madrid features tapestries made from high resolution photographs taken on the streets of Havana, Cuba, and woven on a computer operated Jacquard loom in Belgium.

Since then, his tapestries have been featured in several exhibitions such as Penelope's Labour: Weaving Words and Images (Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2011) or Arachne's Return (Scheublein Fine Art Gallery, 2012). New collaborations in polystyrene, bone and ceramics have emerged and are underway.

Ceramic works

Ceramic works

Photographic images printed on bone

Photographic images printed on bone

Photo-topography

Photo-topography

Fin del silencio

Fin del silencio

Reversal dyptichs

Reversal dyptichs

Para transformar la palabra política en hechos, finalmente II

Para transformar la palabra política en hechos, finalmente II

Frases

Frases


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