The Venezuelan painter Carlos León-Salazar is a lawyer by profession, in relation to the arts - self-taught. "And when I discovered watercolor, I adopted it forever because plastic watercolor is consistent with the sensations and feelings I feel. "
Carlos León Salazar, was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1968. After many years of daily work, he finds in this vertigo that watercolor produces, the feeling of being constantly on the edge of a precipice, a way of make and express themselves, paying particular attention to the human body and its endless (eternal) possibilities as a subject of art. His works are mostly in private collections; one of them is part of the heritage of the National Watercolor Museum "Afredo Guati Rojo", Mexico. His work has been featured in publications such as the prestigious magazine "Pratique des Arts". He currently resides in the city of Madrid, Spain, where he devotes himself to teaching drawing and watercolor.
I think that through what we call "art", we are trying to satisfy an imminent need to adapt and link our internal events, which is so special, so important, so wonderful and so terrible at the same time , that it subjects us and loses us, to a certain form of expression which would hardly find a way out by our usual means of communication because of its genetic insufficiency, or because of its defect of conception to achieve these ends. br /> We experience the exteriorization of our inner life in such a crude, energetic and moving way that it shakes us, shakes us, and that makes us keep in mind, again and again, our most intimate truth , what we really are in our purest and most primitive state, when we feel reflected in this carved stone which is more than a carved stone; in this group of chords which are more than sound waves; in this painting which is more than a fabric dyed with pigments, in this precise metaphor which is more than the syntactic order which it uses, and finally, when we confer on this material exteriorization a truth which we recognize as its own , which goes beyond its underlying materiality, and we reconcile, once again, with ourselves. The Art of the nude reveals to us the wild and violent innocence of our deepest being, art returns us to "live" that we sometimes lose, without limits, without fear.Site Web officielCarlos Leon Salazar