ABOUT THE WORK

Carlos Borsa is a visual artist born and established in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who works with painting on various sort of media. He uses several techniques among which stand out: oil on canvas, charcoal on paper, and contemporary fresco.

As a striking feature, his works have a duality between opposites (Light and Darkness, Liquid and Concrete, Classicism and Expressionism) and with this an identity based on existentialist thinking is created.

The existentialism is structured on the idea of duality, brings reference based on various artistic movements, among them expressionism, baroque and renaissance painting.

In the plasticity of the work there is the concept of contraposition that takes place in two moments: through the expressionist brushstroke as opposed to the representational brushstroke; and through the contrast between the support used in the work and the painting performed.

Through this language the artist builds his poetics from the harmony between the extremes.


CARLOS BORSA

1980, São Paulo – SP. Lives and Works in São Paulo, Brazil - www.carlosborsa.com

Winner of the Public Choice at the “Reflection Art Today” Award, First Purchase Award of the 6th Salão de Artes Plásticas de Mogi das Cruzes and with the Gold Medal at the 1st National Exhibition of Visual Arts in Quarantine.

The artist was selected for the Collective Art Shows: 43th and 44th Luiz Sacilotto Contemporary Art Show, 40th SARP – Ribeirão Preto Art Show at MARP, besides having participated in the SP-Arte and the 5th Compartiarte.

Recently in 2019 participated in the 6th edition of Compartiarte, presented the individual “From Liquid to Concrete” at Casa do Baile museum in Belo Horizonte city and “#MITHOFTHECAVE” at Zero Gallery, and participated in the collective exhibitions: “Collection19” at Zero Gallery, 26th Praia Grande Plastic Arts Salon and 6th Mogi das Cruzes Arts Salon.

Graduated in Architecture from the Fine Arts University of São Paulo, also works with illustration and has been dedicated to painting since 2015.

 

AWARDS


2020 - Gold Medal, 1st Quarantine National Visual Arts Exhibition. São Carlos - SP- Brazil
2019 – First Prize at the 6º Art Salon of Mogi das Cruzes. Mogi das Cruzes – SP – Brazil
2017 – Audience Choice's Prize in Reflection Art Today Award.- work “Micro & Macro.” São Paulo – SP – Brazil.


SOLO SHOWS


2019 “From Liquid to Concrete”, Prom House, Belo Horizonte – MG - Brazil
2019 “#MITHOFTHECAVE” Collective paradoxes, Zero Gallery, São Paulo – SP – Brazil.
2016 – Collectors Club OMA gallery. São Bernardo - SP - Brazil.


GROUP SHOWS


2020 – 7º Art Salon of Mogi das Cruzes. Mogi das Cruzes – SP – Brazil
2019 – 6º Art Salon of Mogi das Cruzes. Mogi das Cruzes – SP – Brazil
2019 – ARTIVISM CHALLENGE EXHIBITION, ALPHA´A GALLERY, DIETL international, New York, USA.
2019 - Selection of works for collective exhibition at the 26th Contemporary Art Salon from Praia Grande – SP- Brazil.
2019 - 6ª Compartiarte, UK Center, São Paulo – SP – Brazil.
2019 - 15º SP-Art 2019, stand of University Fine Arts, São Paulo – SP- Brazil.
2019 - (R)existence. Zero Gallery, São Paulo – SP - Brazil.
2018 - 5ª Compartiarte, UK Center, São Paulo SP – Brazil.
2017 - 13º SP-Arte 2017, stand of University Fine Arts, São Paulo – SP – Brazil.
2016 - Collective Exposition "Photography - Painting and the Spirit of a Time, House for Rent, Ribeirão Preto – SP - Brazil.
2016 - Selection of works for collective exhibition at the 44th Contemporary Art Salon from Santo André – SP - Brazil, "Luiz Sacilotto”.
2016 - 12º SP-Arte 2016, stand of University Fine Arts, São Paulo – SP – Brazil.
2015 - Selection of works for collective exhibition at the 40th SARP – Ribeirão Preto Art Salon, at the MARP - Ribeirão Preto Art Museum. – SP – Brazil.
2015 - Selection of works for collective exhibition at the 43th Contemporary Art Salon from Santo André – SP - Brazil, "Luiz Sacilotto”.