Bogotá, Colômbia, 1979
Carlos holds a degree in Visual Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota and a Masters degree in Ephemeral Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
Starting from the idea of the rooms of wonder or cabinet of curiosities, Carlos Alarcón establishes his eagerness to collect and collect images, oddities and curiosities; establishing analogies and metaphors in his compositional and conceptual search.
This proposal relates the popular imagery to the history of art; still life finds a special place in this set and poses a contemporary review.The idea of the rooms of wonder is based on an intimate position, a rereading of the scientific, anatomies, and other graphics that gloat between their notebooks and are witnesses to this homo collector. Alarcón intends to show what is collected in this cabinet of curiosities as an approach to its inner self that needs to be unveiled before an audience, eager to delve into the most secret of its images.