Born in Cantabria – Spain, Carolina Toyos decides to live for art at the moment she settles in Brussels in the year 2000. During her teens she already took some courses of drawing and painting, it was in Spain. Later on, after high school she practised as a lawyer but in 1993 she had to leave Spain, living successively in Caribbean Islands and Africa. When she settled down here and probably due to the Flemish grey light that inspired so many artists, she went back to painting.
Carolina Toyos expresses herself through a dynamic, precise brushstroke. Painted in expressionist code, her “fleurs” are metaphors for a constant, open body of work, that is undertaken spontaneously, distanced from anecdote. Nothing in her creation is static; rather, nature is expressed through a continuum of chromatic intensity, textures and ever-increasing rhythms, a visual reference to the fullness of a moment in time.