Carlos Motta

1978 · Colombia

Artist biography

Carlos Motta is seen as an established mid-career artist, who originates from Colombia, like other celebrated artists such as German Jauregui, Miguel Ángel Rojas, Sofia Montecino , Carolina Convers, and Didi Rojas. Carlos Motta was born in 1978.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Carlos Motta's work. These are Galeria Filomena Soares in Lisbon, Portugal and P.P.O.W in New York, the United States. Carlos Motta most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at mor charpentier in Paris (24 January 2020 until 26 February 2020) with the exhibition Radical Hope. Carlos Motta's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam (22 March 2019 - 26 April 2019) with the name Rivers flow out of my eyes and P.P.O.W in New York (24 April 2019 - 24 May 2019) with the name Conatus. Carlos Motta's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Rivers flow out of my eyes and took place at Tegenboschvanvreden in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from the 22 March 2019 to 26 April 2019.

Carlos Motta in private collections

Carlos Motta's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: ADN Galeria Miguel Angel Sanchez. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Choi Jun Kun, Sarah Derat, and Isabel Alonso Vega.

Further Biographical Context for Carlos Motta

Born in 1978, Carlos Motta was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Carlos Motta

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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