Rolón , Carlos (audio)

From graffiti artist to internationally museum-exhibited artist, Carlos Rolón’s conversation covers integrating a contemporary aesthetic with an art historical language, the artist’s experience at the Venice Biennale, and making work that people will talk about.

“I’ve been able to capture the idea of making something visually stunning and put it onto something that actually has a story and a discussion. That’s been a really important turning point in my life and in my career.”

Chicago-based artist Rolón has developed a unique practice creating his own language in a mixture of sculpture, paintings, and installation. His awards and honors include the Joan Mitchell Foundation award for Painting and Sculpture. Solo Museum exhibitions include: Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan; Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands. In 2007 Rolón represented Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Biennale di Venezia.