Art Madrid'23 – Carlos Barão
Lisboa, (Portugal), 1964
What interests Carlos Barão in the act of painting is, essentially, to create the conditions to access a strong sense of discovery and wonder. As a child who sees and apprehends something for the first time, as an astronaut who visits a new world, painting can be fertile ground for discovery, both of the world and ourselves. Promoting surprise through chance, misleading, disconcerting the everyday rationality and giving the Being a chance to be recognizable, both by whom does the work and by those who benefit from it. In the pursuit of understanding, we constantly interpret the world to try to find meaning in it. We establish connections between people, objects, ideas, affections, and in this incessant search for the “kinship” of things, we may be evaded by a strange and fascinating sense of familiarity.