Featured Artist | Carlos Gamez de Francisco

April 25, 2023

Carlos Gamez de Francisco's art has been heavily influenced by his Cuban roots and classical training. His passion for art developed at a very young age, and he dedicated himself to painting for eight hours a day by the time he was fifteen.

Despite his classical training, Carlos Gamez de Francisco felt that everyone should have the opportunity to be in a portrait. He embarked on a series where everyday people were featured with 'found' objects in their home, such as lace doilies, curtains, plastic bags, and kitchen towels, draped and adorned in such a way that they appeared 'royal'. This approach to portraiture is a testament to his belief that everyone deserves to be represented in art, not just the wealthy and the privileged.