Carlos Beltran Arechiga Mexican-American, b. 1972


Carlos Beltran Arechiga is Mexican-American artist who lives in works in Los Angeles. 


Beltran-Arechiga uses his paintings as the ultimate vehicle to set questions forth. While the artist is interested in narrative, he thinks of painting as work of pre-verbal nature, greater than any word rendition, it is meant to incite emotions, meant to provoke reflection. 


As a first generation Mexican-American immigrant, the artist populates his canvases with edifices that are meant to evoke the archetypal homes affirmed by the legacy of the American dream. The prominence and overall scale of the structural forms within his composition lends weight to the contextual, narrative, and symbolic underpinnings associated with this imagery.