Luz Carabaño


oil on linen, stretched over shaped panel
4 3/4 x 9 inches

The small scale, shaped paintings of Luz Carabaño evoke familiar patterns or plant life. “Most often, what appears like clear references to nature in my work come from unexpected sights,” she explains. “I work through the information in these references and intuitively allow for the image to become something else, an echo, a new form.” The haziness of her painting style and soft colors work along side the “softened rectangles” of her canvas-covered panels to present something dreamlike and mysterious. Born in Venezuela, where her father was also a painter, Carabaño pursued her degree in painting from NYU before moving to Los Angeles where she graduated with her MFA from UCLA. She has exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, Brooklyn, and Panama.