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A prolific draftsman diagnosed with Asperger’s, meticulous archivist, Carlos Augusto Giraldo draws up to 10 hours a day and develops a series of mythologies inspired by fictional stories in 3 codices of thin paper, 3 great epics produced between 2000 and 2010 and regularly revised, that intersect the past and the future and anticipate the end of the world. The exhibition also presents an unreleased short documentary by Walter Escamilla, co-produced with Paula Diaz.

Ever since he was a child, Carlos Giraldo has been feverishly recording his syncretic visions in drawings that combine Egyptian antiquity with anatomical treatises, the prophecies of Nostradamus with pre-Columbian civilisations, or World War II and the Simpsons. That’s when he’s not busy listing precise and detailed data about the Titanic. In Bogota, where he lives in an apartment with his parents, this Asperger’s sufferer is busy with his encyclopaedic task. Setting down his treatises on sheets of tracing paper or fine paper which he sometimes assembles into codexes, Giraldo is giving form not to one, but to myriad individual mythologies, each more fascinating than the next.

Carlos Augusto Giraldo - © christian berst — art brut
Artworks
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Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2013
7.87 x 12.6 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2013
7.87 x 12.6 in
Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2013
7.87 x 12.6 in
Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2013
12.6 x 7.87 in
untitled - © christian berst — art brut
Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2013
7.87 x 12.6 in
Carlos Augusto Giraldo untitled, 2013
12.6 x 7.87 in
Artist
Carlos Augusto Giraldo
Carlos Augusto Giraldo - © Carlos Pintor sin editar, christian berst — art brut

Ever since he was a child, Carlos Giraldo has been feverishly recording his syncretic visions in drawings that combine Egyptian antiquity with anatomical treatises, the prophecies of Nostradamus with pre-Columbian civilisations, or World War II and the Simpsons. That’s when he’s not busy listing precise and detailed data about the Titanic. In Bogota, where he lives in an apartment with his parents, this Asperger’s sufferer is busy with his encyclopaedic task. Setting down his treatises on sheets of tracing paper or fine paper which he sometimes assembles into codexes, Giraldo is giving form not to one, but to myriad individual mythologies, each more fascinating than the next.

Press review
Une exposition autour de Carlos Augusto Giraldo
La Rédaction, Art Critique. February 22, 2021.
Découvrez l’exposition Codex de Carlos Augusto Giraldo à la galerie Berst
Alec Levillain, Elevated. February 14, 2021.
Video
carlos augusto giraldo codex
Carlos Augusto Giraldo

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