CARMEN is a multidisciplinary artist born in Costa Rica and now based in the UK.
Carmen studied Contemporary art practice at the University of Bedfordshire, Fine art at Central Saint Martins and MA Arts and Politics at Goldsmiths University of London.
Her practice is deeply concerned and inspired by ecological and social issues which are reflected in her work her passion for sustainability and the environment is translated into her meaningful artwork which engages with a range of thought-provoking issues.
I believe in having an ethical and environmentally-conscious outlook and practice as an artist; creating and fostering environmental awareness through my art. I recognise my position to influence public opinion through the materials I use and the work I create.I understand the benefits of engaging with the environmental agenda, from efficient resource management, to strengthening and forming new relationships with local artists and communities.
My art-based research is influenced by Eco-Aesthetics, evolving into methodological structures that represents my deep appreciation for the organic beauty found in nature, each of my artworks integrates different elements, to showcase the materials ‘natural value, and to create new forms of art by fusing parts that enhance each other’s beauty.
The purpose of this process is to inspire the viewer, into a playful journey from element to element, through the sensitization of materials, environments, spaces, situations and emotions. I believe in the power of collaboration and in the potential of art as a catalyst for social change and individual empowerment, albeit that my projects been communal based they also promote self-awareness and emotional development.