Art is a mirror of the intangible; the intangible is the metaphysical reality—what we cannot see with our eyes. Soulcatcher, a groundbreaking exhibition, is an attempt to capture the invisible dimension of the reality and explores the hidden dynamic of the universe. Through his lens, Estévez masterfully helps us discover the innermost depths of our world. Estévez’s work, which spans more than 30 years, explores the complex relationship between man and the universe, and reflects his lifelong passion for creating art with a philosophical profile.
Born in Havana, Cuba, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Instituto Superior de Arte in 1992. His work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and installations have received international praise, notably the Grand Prize in the First Salon of Contemporary Art and most recently, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, a juried award that recognizes painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality and creative achievements.
Carlos Estévez has had dozens of solo exhibitions at prestigious institutions across the world, and his works may be found in numerous private and public collections, including in Charlotte, North Carolina.This exhibition marks a significant and ongoing collaboration with the McColl Center for Art & Innovation, a nationally acclaimed art residency program and contemporary art center. This unique partnership intends to build the region’s cultural relevancy in the arts and expose the community to contemporary, accomplished Latin American artists. These two institutions’ shared vision to support the critical role art and artists play in bringing about important social change is at the core of this partnership.