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Artist Profile: Alfredo Marin-Carle

Artist Profile: Alfredo Marin-Carle

Born in New York City, Alfredo Marin-Carle grew up in Puerto Rico and studied art at the Instituto de Cultura de Puerto Rico, Escuela de Artes Plasticas. Marin-Carle was greatly influenced by his father and internationally acclaimed artist Augusto Marín, who taught at the school. The father and son’s close relationship greatly fostered the growth of Alfredo’s love of art.

"Between Vision, 2020. Acrylic on paper. 23 x 30.5 inches" "Between Vision, 2020. Acrylic on paper. 23 x 30.5 inches"

After a stint in the Army and a tour of duty in the Vietnam War, Marin-Carle earned a BFA at Wayne State University in Detroit and an MFA at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He then started his career as a professor of visual communication at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Marin-Carle's work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad. He’s won numerous awards and recognitions. Today, his work can be found in public and private collections.

You can see his work at a https://www.alfredomarincarle.com and https://www.instagram.com/marincarle/.

Marin-Carle currently resides in Indianapolis.

"Vision #8, 2021. Acrylic on panel, 37.5 x 37.5 inches." "Vision #8, 2021. Acrylic on panel, 37.5 x 37.5 inches."

American Frame: What is your genre?
Alfredo Marin-Carle: Painting.

What is your medium?
Acrylic on paper.

Is art your occupation, or a hobby?
It’s been my life.

How do you make time to create?
How does one make time to breathe?

Who is your biggest influence?
My father, Augusto Marin, one of the leading artists of Puerto Rico during the 20th century.

If you could meet any artist in the history of the world, who would that be and why?
V.S. Gaitonde, an Indian abstract expressionist who believed that painting is a spiritual process.

What is your biggest challenge as an artist?
I have not experienced a challenge per se. However, life’s interruptions sometimes get in the way of creativity.

How do you break through creative blocks?
I just keep working. And meditation.

What are you most proud of?
Having been able to keep doing art for over 50 years.

How did you discover American Frame?
Internet research.

What do you love about working with our team?
The quick response to my framing needs and the courtesy of your team.

What is your favorite frame from American Frame?
Black Wood Picture Frame 95504.

What advice would you give artists?
Find your visual story. There are no shortcuts. Art develops over many years of keeping at it. So keep at it.

"Vision #9, 2021. Acrylic on paper, 46.5 x 55.5 inches.""Vision #9, 2021. Acrylic on paper, 46.5 x 55.5 inches."
June 6, 2021
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