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.