To observe his landscapes is to enter into a world infused with colors. In his paintings many forms reside free from boundaries and at a certain point become landscapes. His clouds and landscapes only exist in the realm of his imagination.
He allows the viewer to interpret their own experience of life within his works. Without an evident strategy, or plan he allows the brush or palette knife to take their own rhythm to spiritually dictate colors and shapes. They guide his hand, mind and heart in the creation of a painting.
Born in El Salvador, he is Latinamerican by birth and ancestry. He produces work that falls outside expected notions of “Latinx art” — if such a category even exists. His body of work is not culturally specific nor political in the traditional or overt sense.
Voyages of exploration and discovery into various cultures abroad informs his nostalgic connection to artists such a Pierre Bonnard, Eugène Boudin and Maurice Louvrier.
Over thirty years he has consistently painted though rarely exhibited save for small gatherings while living in Paris in the mid 90’s. His most recent show in the U.S. was an invitational exhibition at The Tacoma Art Museum in the spring of 2019.
His creations take the form of landscapes of which some depict impressions of certain places and, or representations of personages from his past that bear a significant contribution to his expressive manner in his works.
Lagos has been chosen by the Seattle Arts & Culture committee for an Artist-in-Residence séjour at Arts at King Street Station in Seattle, Washington. During which time his new works and retrospective paintings from the last thirty years detailing his journey as an artist will be on display on a rotating basis.