Born and raised in a small mountain village in Graubünden, Switzerland, Carla Gabrí developed already as a child a strong fascination for minimalistic, geometric art, the color black and the depiction of moving bodies. With her self-taught approach to painting – based on the use of acrylics, spatulas and coffee – she creates unique portraits of women sans visage that explore the interconnection of vision and illusion and identity and projection.
What we love about Carla
The female form is seen from a different vantage point in Carla’s acrylic pieces. Her figures hint at an intense sensuality like Rorschach tests on stretched canvas. Her brushwork is detailed and skilled, but through her manipulation of a palette knife, she’s able to layer dense acrylics to reveal a compelling impressionistic style. Pieces like “Akt IV” and “A Thought” reflect hues and forms reminiscent of Japanese techniques from long ago.