Carl Ariza

Date of Birth1973
Born inCuracao
  • Bio

    Carl Ariza, (1973, Curaçao)

    Carl Ariza grows up in Curaçao during the Seventies and Eighties. The movie ‘Beat Street’ (1984), graffiti artist Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) and Hip Hop music groups like “Public Enemy” have a tremendous impact on him as a young teenager.

    He becomes increasingly aware of the standards and morals of the establishment and it also stimulates him to investigate human behavior, society and established conceptions.

    His painting ‘I saw it with my own eyes’ (2008), shows a young child looking at a tiny, fragile hummingbird. “A child is ever curious and this painting is a reminder for everyone to always keep that part of you alive, don’t take things for granted, but always be aware.” 

  • Training:
    1994 – 1998  Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (the Netherlands)

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