Carlos Nariño, ‘Untitled No. 2’, 2014, Beatriz Esguerra Art

About Carlos Nariño

Widely known as “the cloud painter,” Carlos Nariño depicts the horizons of both Colombia and Europe, focusing on vast expanses of sky that evoke feelings of freedom. “It is a limitless space in which the artist, with no scale of comparison possible, is free to express whatever he or she wants,” Nariño has said, adding, “We all like to look upwards, to rise up and lose ourselves in the sky and the clouds to dream.” The artist has lived in France since 1985 and won the Monte Carlo SBM Prize in 2003.

Colombian, b. 1956, Bogota, Colombia, based in Paris, France