The world of Contemporary Art has listed yet another tearful loss. The great Carlos de Secco has left us on the 5th September 2015 in his native country Venezuela, at the early age of 68. This talented artist has left a void that will be difficult to fill.
His work was the ultimate fusion of his two great passions: architecture and drawing. His native background was the characteristic that enabled him to draw such enchanting and capturing artworks. Compositions constructed with exceptional care and detail to textures and materials. Monoliths and totems of Pre-Columbian reminiscence in black and white, with an excursion into colour that gave us a new perspective into the experimental angle of Carlos’ depth of interpretation.
Among the many prizes he won for his formidable draughtsmanship he lists a Special Mention for Excellence at the 2015 London Biennale, and a Leonardo Award for Works on Paper, 3rd prize, at the Chianciano Biennale 2013. He was also a resident artist at the Gagliardi Gallery in Chelsea, London.
His work will live forever in the mind and heart of all who were lucky enough to encounter these wonderful works of unconventional contemporary artworks.