Carlos Blaaker’s observations are acute, and his expressions of the through his art can be the subject of academic interpretations and lengthy, flavourful discussions amongst art aficionados. An artist, photographer and sculptor, you will find Carlos at his Willemstad studio in Curaçao, conceptualizing his next creation.
He was born and raised in Suriname, studied art in New York, then moved to the Netherlands where he lived for 18 years. He then relocated to Curacao, which has been his home for the past 11 years.
Carlos’ creativity existed from childhood. He remembers his grandmother being annoyed with him because he would constantly ‘reconstruct’ almost everything in their house, much to the family’s displeasure. He was also the resident photographer. His mother worked with a company that sold Kodak cameras and dark room chemicals, so from a young age, he was already practicing photography and developing his own film.