Carlos Rojas, ‘Untitled (from the series 'Ventanas')’, 1971, Phillips

Bogota, Galería El Museo, Homenaje a Carlos Rojas, 1997
Bogota, Galería El Museo, Abstracción Local. Reflexión con Carlos Rojas, July 1997

Sotheby's, New York, Latin American Art, June 4, 1999, lot 196
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Carlos Rojas

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.

Colombian, 1933-1997, Facatativá - Cundinamarca, Colombia