Carlos Gómez Centurión was born in San Juan, and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1970 to 1982. He studied at the Citè Internationale des Arts in Paris in 1988, during which time he also held his first solo exhibition. Gómez Centurión’s oeuvre consists of large-scale paintings directly inspired by the nature around him, particularly the Andes Mountains, having taken several immersive trips to the region. Painted en plein air, his works are composed of loose brushstrokes and patches of color that describe the way he feels in nature and the greater world.
In April of 2022, Gómez Centurión embarked on the next iteration of his “Impressions of the Landscape” series with his project “I Speak the Mercedario,” an artist led expedition into the heart of the Cordillera de los Andes in Argentina. Once there, the artist utilizes the frottage technique developed by surrealist Max Ernst, to take the imprints of the mountain to use within his latest series of works.
Gómez Centurión’s work has been exhibited internationally and he was honored by the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires in Argentina as the winner of the Alberto Trabucco Painting Prize in 2015. Due to this honor, his work was exhibited at the Museum of the University of Tres de Febrero in Buenos Aires. He has made numerous exhibitions Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, England and France in museums and in galleries. His work is in many private and public collections. He is currently featured in a documentary about his travels with fellow artist, Pat Andrea, titled Digo la Cordillera, cuadernos de viaje (I Speak the Andes: Travel Journals). He lives and works between San Juan and Buenos Aires.
You can read more about his work on his website: