A report from Caribbean Life News.
Guyanese-born artist, Carl F. Anderson stood proudly to be photographed by Spencer Richards, in front of his 25-piece collection of contemporary paintings, now on display at the Port Authority building in Times Square, New York City, until Oct. 31, 2017.
The Brooklyn resident, who was born in the capital city of Georgetown, where he discovered his talent for painting, before showcasing his talents in Venezuela for thirteen years, said his exhibition are samples of his major “Ribbon Series,” and other recent works of art.
“My work expresses on a two-dimensional surface images that portray a complex universe, blending color, light, and life, into a unifying theme of cosmic.”
The world-renowned artist who produces accomplished, hyperrealist portraits, as well as complex abstract art, is one of Guyana’s preeminent creators who exhibited his works at Guyana’s National Gallery of Art. He has also left an indelible mark in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, in Cairo Egypt, the Kenkeleba Gallery in New York, and the National Press Club in Washington DC.
Anderson said with each project he is commissioned, he sees that it is undertaken efficiently from the initial brainstorming session, the first strokes of his paintbrush, and all the way to the final illustration.
Describing his Mother and Child portrait, he said. “I was commissioned to work on this unique project and couldn’t have been more happy to do. Working on it enabled me to use my knowledge and skills in different illustration techniques to bring a piece to life, which I’m extremely proud of.”
A former drawing and painting teacher at Guyana’s famed Burrowes School of Art, Anderson, a visual artist, received recognition at the Foreign Press Association in London, the Galerie du Nid Daigle in Belgium and the AOS Museum in Washington DC.
His distinguished collections graced the New Jersey Center for the Arts, as well as the Omaggio all Biennale di Malt, in Italy, and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic National Art Gallery. His works were also on display at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de MaracayMario Abreu in Venezuela.
Anderson’s distinctive works of art have garnered many accolades, such as the first prize for a painting at the International Art Biennial (Malta 2001), Diploma Di Merito at the International Grolla D’Oro in Italy in 1998, and Special Distinction Award at the Int. Art Biennial (Malta 1997). He was also honorable mentioned at the National Exhibition of Visual Arts of Guyana in 1980.
His works sit in museums, homes and public collections worldwide, in such places at the Guyana Embassy in Venezuela, the Guyana National Collection in Castellani House in Georgetown, The Temmpera Museum (Malta) Wionacourt Museum in Malta, and the Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela