ARTIST STATEMENT: Carlos Rigau experiences growing up in Miami’s Little Havana (urban Miami) as a Cuban American has shaped the content and attitude in his work. It has provided the subject matter for his complex compositions through static images, moving images and sculpture. These forms are used to convey an independent meaning, as well as a larger collective expression. Defamiliarization is always the intent.
He studied at F.I.U. (BFA, 2002 double major in communications and fine art ) and Hunter (MFA, 2010). In addition to art making Carlos co runs an experimental artist run space named General Practice working in Miami and NYC.