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27 OCTOBER - 11 NOVEMBER

Carlos Barrios is a figurative artist born in El Salvador in Central America. He lives in the Currumbin Valley Queensland with his wife, children, dogs and chickens. He works on paper, canvas and ceramic. His artworks are populated by figures and faces, totems and animals - rendered in loose, dreamy marks. The people are often dancing, embracing or captured in the acts of everyday life. Simple and unaffected in character, the themes of LOVE, SEX, SPIRITUALITY, FAMILY and COMMUNITY radiate throughout the paintings. His characters sometimes appear like spirits, icons and effigies which speak of his connection to the ancient statues and civilizations of his homeland. The paintings vibrate with a sense of magic and naivety which is evocative of Chagall’s romanticism whilst the quick, effortless intuition of the mark marking is reminiscent of Picasso’s hand. ‘Fiesta’ is a joyful collection of paintings about humanity and the condition of being human in our universe. The artworks are filled with stories of positivity and the essential goodness of people. They are a celebration of humour, soulfulness, love and sensuality.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THE OPENING OF ‘FIESTA’ ON SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2 PM TO ENJOY DRINKS WITH THE ARTIST AND GOOD VIBES.


About Us

Welcome to Aarwun Gallery. We are proud to have been part of the cultural fabric of Canberra for over eighteen years. We describe our collection as rich and eclectic. Old and new works hang side by side on our walls. We represent some of Australia's finest classical landscape and portrait artists as well as carrying a wide portfolio of stunning contemporary works. Heritage treasures from Norman Lindsay, Pro Hart and David Boyd sit alongside exquisite dot works from the indigenous community. Paintings, printmaking, ceramics, glass, bronze and sculpture; we embrace the endless diversity of the best which Australia has to offer. Open seven days and by appointment in the evening, find us on Federation Square in Canberra's Gold Creek.