Focusing his artistic lens on the periphery of contemporary culture, Spanish multimedia artist Carlos Aires uses his work to probe these often-overlooked narratives.
Often disconnecting figures from these fringe lifestyles in order to pull them together in novel new relationships, Aires isolates these forms as a reflection of their obscured status within society. From this perspective, it would seem that Aires offers a powerful message to the viewer of his work: not only does he offer his audience incredibly complex works, but he also underlines the singular stories in each of those rich webs.
Born in Ronda, Spain, in 1974, Aires trained at Granada’s Alonso Cano School of Sculpture in Granada and is based today in Madrid. In addition to the selection of his work for addition to prestigious permanent collections, including the Basque Museum of Contemporary Art in Alava, Spain and the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts and Contemporary Art in Vienna, Aires has also enjoyed ample opportunity to exhibit his work. Recent showcases include “From Aires to Zakharov" at Contemporary Art Salzburg-Vienna (2015); “Mar Negro” at CDAN in Huesca, Spain (2017); and “Sweet dreams are made of this” at Aeroplastics in Brussels, Belgium (2018).