The Transient Colors of Carla Negron

Throughout the history of Puerto Rican art, women artists have been grossly overlooked. Was the proportion to male artists to women artists so imbalanced that there were simply no art by women to discuss or hang in galleries or museums? The answer of course is no, women artists have always been present, producing impressive art just as their male counterparts specially artist like Myrna Baez, Olga Albizu. Abstract Expressionist Art in Puerto Rico is a Movement that has been well represented in the last 4 decades by Puerto Rican,  we had Olga Albizu 20 to 30 year ago, but today we have a young talented artist called Carla Negron that is offering Puerto Rico a new fresh style that has not been introduce in our art scene for a long time.

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“Las Flores Prometidas” 30 by 40 oil/canvas

I been analyzing Carla Negron Work and I seen it always involve recognizable subjects making a fusion of colors, forms, lines, curves, mixed media materials, textures, and the vivid imagination of her creativity. Many of her pieces depict her illusions of color and simple composition in the canvas. We can perceive in a large part, solid objects comprised of unattached moving particles like in the next Painting. The Flow of the brush stroke has something mystical to it.

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La Madona 30 by 48 Oil/Canvas

 

Carlas Negron treats the canvas surface with extreme urgency, in that they are painted quickly and without much “regression” in space, often applying thin layers of paint, or stains, to the canvas while also interacting the use of  thick brush strokes in residual parts. Now Taking this in consideration what about Drawings? I Can only tell you that if you already love her painting you will appreciate even more her simple abstract compositional drawing. There something mystical when you are confronting a rough drawing vs and original painting that can only be appreciated in this technique.  

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“Abstracion” 18 by 22 Mix Media over Board

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