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Alfredo Marín-Carle

"Painting as a Spiritual Journey and Existence—echoing the sentiments of the esteemed Indian abstract artist V.S. Gaitonde—reflects the philosophy guiding my artistic endeavors. This philosophy is deeply rooted in Buddhist principles of timelessness and impermanence, bridging the tangible and intangible through mindful meditation and the act of painting itself.

Artists such as Paul Klee, Vasily Kandinsky, Mark Tobey, and Cy Twombly are luminaries whose visual language transcended the literal to embrace abstraction, interweaving Eastern philosophical and spiritual tenets. Their commitment to non-objective expression served to highlight the mystical experiences intrinsic to Eastern thought. The essence of their art lies in the subjective experience it evokes, guided by the interplay of form and color, rather than by representational accuracy."

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.


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