Carlos Larracilla

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent Van Gogh 

 

Indeed, the dark of night comes powerfully to life in the paintings of respected Mexican artist, Carlos Larracilla. As a refuge and perfect escape to the debilitating effects of severe depression, Larracilla started painting in his adolescent years. What started as therapy became an unparalleled talent that has defined his career as an artist. Women clad in angelic couture, animals moving to the rhythms of the earth, and a sense of an ever-present melody weave in out of the darkness, exposing brilliant colors and textures that create ethereal spaces populated with a silent symphony that draws the viewers gaze both outwardly toward the painting as well as inwardly to their innermost feelings. 

 

Born in Guadalajara in 1976, Larracilla is primarily self-taught, although he does have some art teachers who continually feed him knowledge. “Some of my art teachers are dead,” he likes to say, referring to artists such as Van Gogh, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and El Bosco among others. He has shown his work in more than 120 exhibitions throughout Mexico, the United States, the UAE, and Europe.