Carlos Rojas

Colombian, 1933–1997

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Carlos Rojas

Colombian, 1933–1997

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Carlos Rojas practiced architecture before turning to a career in painting. He described his artistic pursuit as articulating the geometric basis of the world, which for Rojas González was linked to his understanding of spirituality and the divine. Rojas explains: “I have never created anything. […] That which I study, analyze and compare yields some common denominators, which, when agglomerated, give rise to a result, and the result is the artwork.” His works are characterized by a vibrant use of contrasting colors, and a strong sense of architectural space—a remnant from his former occupation. Rojas drew inspiration from the practice of Antonio Berni, and his own love of music.

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Biography

Carlos Rojas practiced architecture before turning to a career in painting. He described his artistic pursuit as articulating the geometric basis of the world, which for Rojas González was linked to his understanding of spirituality and the divine. Rojas explains: “I have never created anything. […] That which I study, analyze and compare yields some common denominators, which, when agglomerated, give rise to a result, and the result is the artwork.” His works are characterized by a vibrant use of contrasting colors, and a strong sense of architectural space—a remnant from his former occupation. Rojas drew inspiration from the practice of Antonio Berni, and his own love of music.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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15 Latin American Artists Who Made Geometric Abstraction What It Is Today
Jul 14th, 2015
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