Carlos Aires’ art practice is inhabited by the duality between darkness and light, the evocation of a baroque religious art typical of the South of Spain from where the artist originates, as well as multiple musical references, pop or jazz. For example, a triptych composed of gilded vinyl discs suggests as much Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" as Rubens' "Descent from the Cross" in the cathedral of Antwerp. Damned souls on the one side, those saved on the other: all pass through the square marked "death," just as the skulls occupying the base of the composition recall. To each religion its emblem, be it Christ on the cross or Mickey Mouse.
Aires has exhibited at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Lanzarote, and Centro de Arte de Alcobendas in Madrid. His works have been shown at the Artium Foundation in Álava, Centro de las Artes de Sevilla, Museum of Contemporary Art in Canada, Fotomuseum Winternthur, Museum of Contemporary Art in Málaga, Archeological Museum of Murcia, and at the Bucharest Biennial.
Courtesy Aeroplastics Contemporary