“Painting as a spiritual process/painting as life” to quote Master Indian abstract painter V.S. Gaitonde, is the approach I am taking in my work. This has to do with the Buddhist concepts of timelessness, impermanence, the manifested and the unmanifested through awareness/meditation and the painting process.
Artists like Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, Mark Tobey, Cy Twombly among others, are artist who’s imagery moved beyond representational to abstraction encompassing eastern philosophical and spiritual concepts. By adhering to non-objective/non-representational expressions they emphasized the mystic experiences of eastern logic. The content of the art is what the viewer experiences while under the influence of form and color rather than objective representation.
Marín-Carle was born in New York City. He and his family subsequently moved to Puerto Rico where Marín-Carle studied art at the Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, Escuela de Artes Plasticas. During this period he was highly influenced by his father, Augusto Marín (an internationally acclaim artist in his own right), who was also his teacher for a time at the above-mentioned school. His close relationship with his father also played an important role in the growth of his own love for art. His young adulthood began with a tour of duty in the Army, serving in the Vietnam War. Upon return from the military, he earned his BFA at Wayne State University in Detroit, continuing on to earn an MFA at The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. After finishing his MFA, Marín-Carle embarked on an artistic journey while also beginning his career as a professor at Ball State University.
Marin-Carle's work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad winning him numerous awards and recognitions. His work can be found in public and private collections.