Carmen Pastrana

Carmen Pastrana | Nicethingtos

Carmen Pastrana

Nicethingtos, 2019

Lápiz y acrílico sobre papel

51 x 50 cm


about Carmen Pastrana


Through the use of drawing and painting in a classical way, Carmen Pastrana speaks to us in her work of such contemporary themes as the fragility of the human being in the face of the external as well as the unknown and uncontrollable, the sublime. The gaze, attention and fear are always the protagonists. From his first projects, his work aims to analyse, through different images, the constant idea of looking at each other, watching each other, controlling each other? in the search for that "to appear", disguising our self with what is expected of us, falsifying our own identity.

about the artist's works

The Platonic space of the pure idea serves Carmen Pastrana as a powerful framework to achieve effects of a refined and artificial compositional subtlety, that is clear, but it is also presented as a projection screen of suggestions or indeterminate contexts that the viewer will have to build itself.

Oscar Alonso Molina

Carmen Pastrana's work moves between painting and drawing. It usually uses a neutral and unreal background that acts as an insulator. In most cases, white is the colour you use for backgrounds. Aseptically deposit the different elements and check how, by cancelling the background noise, they are redefined. These compositional amalgams produce paradoxical encounters that frequently function as aggression to the possible. Somehow, these are visual metaphors open to reinterpretation and seek to establish connections between the real and the fictional, without lacking humour, illusion and fantasy.

Carmen Pastrana 's works

Carmen Pastrana | Ensimismados 7

Carmen Pastrana

Ensimismados 7, 2019

Lápiz sobre papel

65 x 65 cm

Carmen Pastrana | Bonito suelo

Carmen Pastrana

Bonito suelo, 2019

Oleo y acrílico sobre lienzo

152 x 152 cm

Carmen Pastrana | Sin darnos cuenta #9

Carmen Pastrana

Sin darnos cuenta #9, 2019

Dibujo a lápiz y acrílico sobre papel

25 x 25 cm

Carmen Pastrana | Ensimismados

Carmen Pastrana

Ensimismados, 2019

Dibujo a lápiz y acrílico sobre papel

42 x 60 cm

Carmen Pastrana | Sin darnos cuenta 4

Carmen Pastrana

Sin darnos cuenta 4, 2019

Lápiz y acrílico sobre papel

25 x 25 cm

Featured works

Soledad Córdoba | Rito VII

Soledad Córdoba

Rito VII, 2019


100 x 150 cm

Isabela Puga | M_CB_01

Isabela Puga

M_CB_01, 2022

Técnica mixta y oro de 22 kt sobre madera

180 x 180 cm


Chema Madoz | Sin título (Tacón)

Chema Madoz

Sin título (Tacón), 2006

Fotografía en blanco y negro sobre papel baritado virado al sulfuro

60 x 50 cm

Diego Benéitez | Lo que me habla de ti

Diego Benéitez

Lo que me habla de ti, 2020

Oil on board

120 x 150 cm