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CARLOS DE LINS - GALLERY FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Carlos de Lins is the founder and current director of Espacio Gallery, in East London.
He is also a practising artist.
 

 
  Espacio Gallery  159 Bethnal Green Road London E2 7DG Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Closed on Monday

Espacio Gallery
159 Bethnal Green Road
London
E2 7DG
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Closed on Monday

Julie: Tell us a little bit about your artistic background.

Carlos de Lins: My artistic studies began at an early age in São Paulo, Brazil, where I attended art school as well as working in the studios of several Brazilian artists. My current interests are focused on the gigantic modern buildings by Sir Norman Foster and others which seem to be continually springing up around us including mega-structures such as Tower 42 on Old Broad Street, 30 St Mary Axe (‘the Gherkin’) and the record-breaking Shard London Bridge. I’m also interested in similar buildings from past decades such as Centre Point and the Canary Wharf Tower. What intrigues me most about these examples of modern architecture is their simultaneous ability to impress and oppress us as citizens, trapped in the landscapes they create.

Read the rest of Carlos' interview on our blog