GASTON CARRIO

GASTON CARRIO

THE ARTIST

Since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture in 2001, I have spent much of my time designing different ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS all over the world. Drawing and sketching have always been a part of my life, especially during my years of training and working as an architect. At first painting represented primarily a means of self-discovery and expression for me, but over the years it has become an integral part of who I am.

I am smitten, and at the same time intrigued, by the underlying, yet unspoken and sublime conversation, that a painting can evoke within one’s unconsciousness. The range and possibility between the brush stroke; whether it be simple or complex, coupled with its overall effect, both inspires and challenges me to induce certain sense of the unknown, intimacy, as well as awe. I get immersed into interpreting the unconscious symbolisms, especially those exceeding the limitations of simply aesthetical conditions.

ARCHITECTURE WEBSITE: www.gastoncarrio.com   /   Resume

AWARDS

2017

3rd Painting – Coconut Grove Arts Festival
1st Painting – Beaux Arts Festival of the Arts

2016

Best of Mixed Media 2D – Krasl Art Fair

2015

Best of Show 2D MM – Uptown Art Festival
1st Mixed Media – Beaux Arts Festival of the Arts
2nd Mixed Media – Armonk Outdoor Art Show

2014

1st Painting – Port Clinton Art Festival
Best of Show – Third Ward Art Festival
1st Painting – Lincolnshire Art Festival
Best of Show – Buffalo Grove Art Festival
Award of Merit – Art Fest Naples
3rd Painting – Space Coast Art Festival
Award of Excellence – Osceola Art Festival

2013

4th Best of Show – Bayou City Art Festival
Outstanding Award – Gold Coast Art Festival
Best of Show – Art at the Glen Town Center
1st Painting – Lincolnshire Art Festival

2011

Winner – 2011 ArtParis – Grand Palais (France) – Saatchi Online Gallery

2009

SOLO Award – 2009 ArtExpo New York – Jacob Javits Convention Center – New York, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Old Town Art Festival (Chicago, IL)
Des Moines Arts Festival (Des Moines, IA)
La Quinta Art Festival (Palm Springs, CA)
Saint Louis Art Fair (Saint Louis, MO)
Main St Art Festival (Fort Worth, TX)
Plaza Art Fair (Kansas City, MO)
Winter Park Art Fair (Winter Park, FL)
Coconut Grove Art Festival (Coconut Grove, FL)
Sausalito Art Festival (Sausalito, CA)
Cherry Arts Festival at Stanley (Denver, CO)
Artisphere (Greenville, SC)
Dogwood Art Festival (Atlanta, GA)
Art in the Square (Southlake, TX)
Brookside (Kansas City, MO)
Krasl Art Fair (Saint Joseph, MI)
Port Clinton Art Festival (Highland Park, IL)
Art Expo New York (New York, NY)
Armonk Art Fair (Armonk, NY)
Bayou City Art Festival (Houston, TX)
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair (The Original) – (Ann Arbor, MI)
Bethesda Row Art Festival (Bethesda, MD)

TESTIMONIALS

 

“Gaston… I received the painting today and to be honest i was a little nervous because this is the first piece of original art I have ever purchased. I’m just not confident in my abilities yet. All my fears were calmed when I unwrapped it and I realized immediately how lucky I am and what a special piece it is. It far exceeds my expectations and I’m so thankful of the opportunity to purchase your work. It looks fabulous in my house and I could not be more pleased……I will own it forever!!. I’m hoping I can purchase another Carrio original someday!! Keep me on the mailing list as I can’t wait to see your New York collection.”

Cody H. – Bethany, OK.

“Gaston: I wanted to write you a note and let you know how much I love this painting. I feel very lucky to have met you. It is apparent in your work the love and passion that you have in your artwork, Career and relationship. I will always look at this painting and feel the energy and love that was put into it. Please know that it will be loved and admired for my lifetime. Thank you again for the JOY it has brought me! I look forward to seeing more of your work.”

David Z. – Atlanta, GA

“Gaston…he estado viendo tu trabajo en internet por meses. es una pena que jamas he visto uno de frente. Pero mi intuicion es segura. Estudio historia del arte y te considero uno de mis 5 favoritos….artistas contemporaneos. Es un placer grande para mi conocerte, tu arte ha traido a mi familia energia sublime, intriga y pasion. De veras muy orgulloso de conocerte. Gracias Carrio !!!!! de corazon. El universo bendiga tu talento y tu deber de hacernos mas felices con tus piezas.”

Jonay Di R. – North Carolina

“Dear Gaston, we are delighted with our new piece of art that you so creatively painted for our foyer in our new condo. We are absolutely thrilled & everyone who has seen the painting admires your work. We will contact you with some thoughts for our next painting. Your painting makes us smile & brings joy into our home.”

Betsy & Nicks S. – Minneapolis, MN

“Magnificent. As good as any Francis Bacon I’ve seen.”

Alex, N. – Lake Forest, CA.

“We saw Gaston’s work at the Clayton arts festival and immediately fell in love with it. We ended up buying quite a few pieces because they were exactly what we wanted for our home. I ended up having to ask Gaston to stop showing me more work, because if I saw it I’d want to buy it. His art is so dynamic, vibrant and heartfelt. You can really tell that he expresses himself fully through his work. We just moved to a new state a couple of months ago and his artwork has instantly helped make our new house feel like home. Thank you so much!”

Cristina & Richard J. – Saint Louis, MO

“I love abstract art. But I find nothing moves me. Your art did. I’m actually pretty amazed. This piece is incredibly beautiful. I would love to see this in a huge 5 by 3 with a very large solid black traditional frame. I love your work. I’m assuming your architectural background is what does it!. Bravo. If you were in Chicago, I’d hire you to teach me!”

Chicago, IL.

“I want to let you know I received Back of Mind II today and I’m not only impressed but extremely pleased with your work. I’m going to wire and hang it this weekend.”

Joseph B. – Palm Springs, CA

Gaston, Everyone here loves the painting! We actually put it in the front room behind the reception desk. I would be very interested in some similar sized paintings.”

Greg D. – Alpharetta, GA

“I did receive the painting yesterday. I am an artist myself, and I find it extremely difficult to find art I actually admire and want to showcase in my home. Well…I found exactly what I was looking for and I am beyond pleased to be able to own an original piece of your work. I absolutely love it and I will be purchasing more from you in the future. Thanks again!”

Peter H. – Minneapolis, MN

“Gaston, we had a party Saturday night and everyone was raving about Unglittered Whispers.  Once again, Melinda and I are so happy with this beautiful piece of art!  You are a pleasure to work with.”

Melinda & Michael MacC. – Dallas, TX