By mixing deep brown hues of acrylic paint with Japanese symbolism, artist Carlos Aleman blends sensual perceptions in a style all his own. Currently being showcased at The Sunrise Art Gallery and Theater, the paintings offer a vivid look into Japanese culture in a fresh, inspiring way.
Aleman’s inspiration comes from a trip he took to Japan during the season of the cherry blossoms. Surrounded by magnificent beauty, he returned home to Sunrise, Florida to create his iconic paintings in dark chocolate acrylic. Using juxtaposing images of geishas with pop cultural anime, the paintings leave an imprint of deep beauty on the beholder. There is a certain exotic depth that looms out of Aleman’s pieces, deriving from the appropriate inspiration of dark chocolate itself. The mildly sweet but enticing savoriness of a piece of dark chocolate creates an impression on the consumer, and I believe it is this quality that infuses Aleman’s artwork.
Carlos Aleman believes strongly in artistic expression. He is also a writer of five novels, and inspires creativity amongst many Florida locals. As part of Broward’s 100 celebration, be sure to check out this exhibit while there is still time.
Visit the city of Sunrise Civic Art Center Gallery or call (954) 747-4641 for more information.