Carter Flachbarth American, 1996
Carter Flachbarth (b. 1996) is a painter based in the United States. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, and his work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has recently exhibited at Plastic Murs in Valencia, Spain and is currently represented by Plan X Gallery in Milan, Italy. His work has been included in various publications including Forbes Italia. Artsy recently named him as a “Noteworthy Newcomer” in the 2020 Untitled Art Fair in Miami.
Carter’s work speaks on the continued abstraction of human life through technology. He uses an abstracted figure as a way of personifying our unprecedented times. This abstracted figure becomes a vessel to be used in autobiographical and metacultural expressions within the work. Using both 3D technology and archaic painting methods, Carter’s work conveys the paradox that technology has completely redefined our lives yet has changed nothing at all. Although our daily lives are almost unrecognizable to the generations that came before us due to technological innovations, the core of what makes us human remains the exact same. The paintings become his way of communicating our timeless nature in a world that continues to move at blistering speeds.