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Artist Statement:

Carlos G. Gomez

Born in Mexico D.F., Carlos G. Gómez found his first artistic expression in the “Tex – Mex” culture of the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville where he was raised. “Brightly colored buildings and the surreal atmosphere of the Mexican border towns gave me the first appreciation of color, line, and the generalization that my chosen images would have to be bold and realistic," explains Gómez.  He obtained his B.F.A. at Pan American University and attended Washington State University for his M.F.A. in painting and drawing. In the course of his studies he went, from an interest in Renaissance style art to a self ascribed “social-abstract-surrealism” and is currently exploring multi-technique painting and drawing.

He has received positive critical reviews from the media where he has presented exhibitions. He was included in Arizona State University Hispanic Research Center publications; Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art Work: Artist, Works, and Education and CHICANO ART FOR OUR MILLENIUM.

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