N. Carlos J. is a New York City visual artist, designer and curator based in Brooklyn, who employs painting, illustration and drawing elements within his works. With a degree in Fine Arts and a background in mural painting, his works range from smaller multiples to large scale murals in the public forum. He began his study in fine arts at the High School of Art and Design, and continued at the Fashion Institute of Technology where he received his BFA.
His work explores the emotional response, new forms of slavery, the tormented soul, and the language of corrupted thought. His work also sheds light to the subconscious conversations we have behind the mask worn. He disconnects the painted image from the common experience and perception of the viewer to enable the creation of new figurations and experiences. To create these complex images, he blurs the lines between the imposed disciplines of the art world such as painting, illustration, and drawing to disrupt the concepts of what is considered high and low-brow art.
I began my study of fine art at the High School of Art and Design, and continued at the Fashion Institute of Technology where I received my BFA.
The Fashion Institute of Technolog SUNY; NY, NY Bachelor in Fine Arts 1993
2018 "Destroy Your Icons" 212 Arts Gallery New York, NY - Solo show
2016 “Venissage de l’exposition” Eferya Gallery Paris France – Group show
2016 “Leave Your Mark” Wix Gallery New York NY – Solo show
2016 “New Skins” Defend Brooklyn Gallery New York NY – Group show
2016 “Salon Art 3F art fair” Porte de Versailles Paris France – Group show
2015 “21st Precinct anniversary” Judith Charles Gallery New York NY – Group show
2015 “The Beautiful Decay of Fear” Flat Fix Gallery Brooklyn, NY - Group show
2015 “Brooklyn is the Future” The Vazquez Gallery Brooklyn, NY - Group show