… “Rather than speak about my life, I’d rather you look into my work and find a feeling; an emotion; a memory, anything that would make you think. Hopefully stirring thoughts that stimulate you in a positive way, as that is my intention. Through images I want to break the monotony of everyday life by focusing on important ideas, philosophies, people, places and experiences, … take a moment away from the routine and make it important, meaningful and perhaps if I am lucky; in that one moment I would have touched you in such a way that you will go on from there with a new outlook on your existence, …How ambitious. Most of all, I hope you enjoy it” Live, Love and Give
Biography: Born in La Havana, Cuba on October 10th, 1966, Carlos lived in South Florida since 1985 after spending several years in Costa Rica where he learned and experimented extensively in the field of ceramics and porcelain painting. He now resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. Cotera has worked in many mediums over the years, from pencil, watercolor, acrylics and oils to ceramics, jewelry making and sculpting. He currently works for the most part with acrylic and oil on canvas, watercolor on paper and clay; a medium he uses to create his sculptures. The artist has been involved in teaching classes on ceramics and drawing throughout his professional career and has influenced people of all ages, including socially troubled children and children of social minority groups in their own pursue of artistic development; allowing their own creativity to flourish. Although Cotera has a strong influence from surrealism, he does not limit himself exclusively to this genre, allowing him to create an array of different styles and compositions in the marvelous world of art. Carlos’ work has been a part of many different exhibits throughout Florida and his creations are a part of public and private collections. His work can be seen at The Gallery on Greene in Key West, Florida and at The Green Rice Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Country: United States
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