Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
235 Bond St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Studio # Bond Street Studio


Artist Bio:
Mango trees hanging low, slow cooking fires, reverberations of a drum reflected in his mother's pocket mirror. Candilo's work invites you to travel back to indelible memories of his childhood in the Caribbean. Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in 1971, he underwent training in traditional folkloric painting, a style he cherishes for its cultural affinity and which he has since refracted into complex landscapes and imaginative creative artwork.

Versed in a variety of styles ranging from Surrealism to Cubism, Candilo intricately intertwines figurative symbolism and geometric patterning. Different planes cut through astral spheres grounded through earthly figures and elements central to Haitian Vaudou ceremonies. Asserting his playful mind with the ability to see life through the eyes of a child: Candilo takes elements of his subject and constantly rotates its placement and spatial dimensions, giving equal power to the image of his paintings at every orientation. In many instances he begins at what is typically considered the back of a canvas and goes through to the front with no limits to the layers it takes to complete his constellations.

All images and text copyright Candilo