Carlos Martyn Burgos (born 1978) was brought up within two cultures - in El Salvador & the United Kingdom - that helped fuel and form his imagination and outlook of the world around him, his work shows the combination of these two worlds.
Carlos M Burgos is a figurative artist exploring aspects of the way we live and our emotions. But not necessarily the obvious outward appearances and goings on, but those within. An often surreal look of how we interact within this environment with traces of satire. Carlos offers an alternative glimpse of the urban world around us. Images that manifest themselves through our feelings, opinions and social environments but are not always acknowledged. A conceptual realism.
Presenting the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it for emotional effect to evoke moods or ideas, meaning or emotional experience.Drawing inspiration from social history, literature, music, conversations and general popular culture. Fusing elements of the classical, the expressive, the surreal, beauty, darkness and his love for the human form.
1991 Illustration Course (Hampstead School of Art)
1991 Tutored by Professional Artist, Martin Bryant
1993 Pastel Workshop (Hampstead School of Art)
1996-97 The William Morris School of Journalism: Cartooning & Journalism
1996-97 Drawing Portfolio (City Lit)
1996-97 Life Drawing (Mary Ward Centre)
1997 Illustrations commissioned by The Princess Royal Trust, Camden Carers Centre: ‘Guide for Carers in Camden’
1998 Invited to display paintings for National Refugee Week (Camden Town Hall & Ladbroke Grove)
1999 One day exhibition at Spitalfields Market
1999 Featured in article in London community newspaper ‘Noticias, Latin America’. (March)
2001 6 Paintings originaly commissioned by the Embassy of El Salvador
2001 Painting commissioned by folk musician Henry Bran
2001 Invited to display paintings for charity function: No Solo (The Irish Club)