Born in 1976 in Porto, Portugal.
Lives and works in Barcelona, Spain
Carlos Bunga creates process-oriented works in various formats — sculptures, paintings, drawings, performances, video, and above all in situ installations that refer to and intervene in their immediate architectural surroundings.
While often using ordinary, unassuming materials such as packing cardboard and adhesive tape, Bunga’s work involves a highly developed aesthetic sense, as well as a conceptual complexity derived from the inter-relationships between doing and undoing, unmaking and remaking, the micro and the macro, investigation and conclusion. Straddling the divide between sculpture and painting, Bunga’s deceptively delicate works are characterized by an intense study of color and materiality, while at the same time they emphasize the performative — and thereby temporal — aspect of the creative act.
Bunga’s works on paper, which are closely related to his sculptures and installations, often involve overlays, whether of compositional elements in the paintings or sheets of translucent paper in the drawings. The analytic/descriptive result, like a photographic double-exposure, mimics the dual experience of memory and imagination underlying the sculpture.