Carlos Delgado is a Colombian-Canadian artist who’s garnered international recognition in the past decade. Dividing his time between Bogotá and Toronto, his works explore a multitude of expressions and ranges of human interaction with the environment—as subjects interact with each other and their imposed social constructs. Focused on capturing the subtleties in the tension of our daily routines, and the nuances of deeper human expression, his work becomes not only a social commentary but also a reflection of how we create the world around us and our role within it.
In "Figuratively Speaking," opening March 7, 2019 at Emily Harding Gallery, Delgado enhances these emotive paintings through gestural brushwork, drawing his figures with wide strokes, abstracting the details and emphasizing their distinguishing features. Bold colours further play with the portraits and their respective environments, highlighting positive and negative space, distorting the 3-dimensionality, and demonstrating Delgado’s painterly confidence.