Chite - Lecrín , Spain
CARLOS MADRIZ (b. 1972 CARACAS – VENEZUELA)
Born and brought up in Caracas, in the mid-80s Carlos started experimenting with
drawing, etching, silk-screen printing, design, painting and Street Art. It was at this
time that he developed the skills and techniques needed to handle the X-Acto blades
that became his constant companion for creating stencils, a defining characteristic of
his artwork. He began producing small and medium size prints, small, medium and
large paintings, and then murals.
In the early 90 s, Carlos began studying at Caracas Advanced School of Arts and at the
same time became involved in a number of projects born out of the local punk rock
scene, including the design and creation of fanzines and posters and band
merchandising activities such as designing and printing tee-shirts. In the mid-90,s he
moved to San Francisco, California, where he completed his studies in painting and
printmaking and took part in various collective mural projects.