Collection: 'Mas Alegria (More Joy)' | Carlos Barrios

16 April – 11 May 2024

Carlos Barrios, born in El Salvador Central America, now lives and works in Queensland. Carlos Barrios grew up exploring remnants of ancient cultures, surrounded by artifacts and art due to his father's career as an archaeologist.

Carlos Barrios began painting figures and creatures from his imagination at the age of six. However, when he was ten, civil war broke out and Barrios found himself illustrating the horrific scenes of war.

The main focus of Carlos' artworks is to paint the good he believes is in everyone. This is the reason many of his paintings are filled with figures, “I must paint people”, Barrios explains.

Carlos Barrios has been a finalist in several art prizes including the Blake Prize, Sulman Prize, NSW Plein Air Art Prize and the Fisher Ghost Art Prize.