FRANCISCO ANDRÉS CARRIÓN - HOUSTON ARTIST
“I use a traditional approach to produce realistic paintings of industrial landscapes, inspired by classic American illustrators as well as by contemporary realist masters. My aim is to convey my admiration and respect to human engineering, structures and machines that we, fueled by our intellect and curiosity, have built. Witnessing the function and operation of these machines and structures is a very humbling experience, land rigs in Texas, platforms in the Gulf of Mexico, refineries in South America, tankers in the North Sea, etc., all painted with incredible cadmium colors, and contrasting with beautiful landscape backdrops. My paintings attempt to depict all these aspects, but most importantly, the inspiration I feel for the people, the workers, whom make all this possible, whom make the gears run. Being part of the oil and gas industry during my entire career, and having made my life in Houston, injects a sense of pride and belonging that urges to be conveyed. I have always done so, but now with my paintings, feel I have found the perfect channel. In short, my paintings are a reflection of the industry that I feel so proud to be part of.” - F. A. Carrión.