The central theme present throughout my line of work flows from the organic forms of nature and its constant evolution; the natural evolution of life itself. I identify myself with those who perceive art as the expression of an individual in a specific and unique moment of one’s life.
I would describe my style as “abstract expressionism” moving sometimes into “figurative abstractionism” with an intense and colorful palette, including contrast and textures that invite the spectator to reflect about its form and meaning.
Tirado agrees that he feels an attraction towards Pop Art . One of his major impulses has been to humanize those mass-reaching characters like comic characters, with common problems as any individual living in an everyday environment.
Using this technique, Tirado has created portraits of internationally recognized characters (presidents, renowned politicians, and artists) and pop culture icons (Marilyn Monroe, Monalisa, and cartoon characters, among others).
Tirado has participated in numerous collective art exhibitions, like Nobe 67 Art (Miami, 2008), Art Shangai 2004 and 2011, Florencia’s Biennal (2011), Mérida-Mexico Biennal, among others.
To know more about Carlos Tirado you may visit his website at www.carlosjtirado.com