“Salvaged Perspective” by J Carlos Pinto

Posted by The G on April 29, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 3 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by J Carlos Pinto.

"Salvaged Perspective" by J Carlos Pinto. Now showing at Phantom Audio in NYC

Frankie Velez presents a must see exhibit by Guatamalan artist J Carlos Pinto.  Entitled “Salvaged Perspective,” Pinto has made collages out of pieces of New York subway Metrocards.  The detail of each work is incredible and the exhibit has dozens of works in every size.  Subjects range from the Mona Lisa to Barack Obama!  You’ll see these icons as you never have before and I know you’ll be wowed.  I’ve seen a few pieces of J Carlos Pinto’s work before but this was my first experience of seeing a full exhibit and it is incredible!   He’s extremely prolific and you’ll definitely find yourself wondering how he makes these works of art.

Notorious BIG by J Carlos Pinter

 Spotted in the crowd at the opening night gala reception were artists Wonder Lee, Eric Eyeball Richardson, Fumero, Gigi Chen and Sienide.  I was fortunate enough to talk to J Carlos Pinto and he was very nice and approachable.  You can see a photo of that after the jump.

“Salvaged Perspective” by J Carlos Pinto is now showing at Phantom Audio, located at 48 West 25th Street, 10th Floor in Manhattan.  The exhibit will be showing until the end of May, 2011 so don’t miss it!

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This Thursday: “Salvaged Perspective” by J Carlos Pinto

Posted by The G on April 26, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photo courtesy of the artist.

Salvaged Perspective by J Carlos Pinto

Salvaged Perspective by J Carlos Pinto

New York!  I hope to see you on Thursday night (April 28, 2011) at Phantom Audio, located at 48 West 25th Street, 10th Floor in Manhattan from 7 – 10 pm for “Salvaged Perspective” by J Carlos Pinto.
J Carlos Pinto is a self represented artist from Guatemala who has been working for the past 10 years in New York, and his art is as expressive as his native and lush, colorful Central American nation. Pinto’s artwork is also poignantly aggressive and projects a revolutionary declaration. The scope of his art covers abstract painting, tile work, wood work, stencil spray, and use of non-biodegradable plastic and glass. Most of Pinto’s media comes from salvaged material and found objects.

Pinto uses broken tile and glass to create mosaics, using the spectrum of colors to impart rich visualizations of his subjects. His weaving of color is also prominent in his folk oriented handicrafts, such as Mayan inspired masks, painted gourds, as well as abstract paintings that, like a mirage, play with the imagination.

Pinto’s art exudes confidence, energy and challenge. It draws one into a dual world of playfulness and social responsibility. His legacy, as he sees it, is to be known as an artist who demands change from the Green Revolution.

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