• About Federico Carosio III •
Federico Carosio III is a self-taught artist whose work captures the intense light and rich colors of South Florida like no photograph can.
Carosio’s eye for detail can be seen in the photo-realism of his early pop-art paintings, while his abstracts and sculptures reflect the bold colors of his native Colombia. But it is his landscapes and streetscapes (acrylic on canvas) that have made him one of South Florida’s most celebrated and successful painters.
From the sun-drenched beaches of Key West and Miami Beach to the tree-shaded streets of Coconut Grove and Coral Gables, Carosio’s beautifully detailed paintings bring to life the region’s lush tropical splendor.
Each work of art perfectly captures the vibrant colors and varied shapes and textures of South Florida’s tropical foliage…and the complex interplay of light and shadow that changes not just with the seasons but also with the time of day.
Painting has been Carosio’s passion since he was a three-year-old boy living in Bogota, Colombia. Perhaps it was in his genes: his great uncle was the renowned Italian painter Lorenzo Carosio, and his father was an actor who painted and sculpted in his spare time, often with young Federico by his side.
Carosio’s talent was recognized and nurtured as a child, and eventually he decided to make painting his career. He started painting professionally in Soho in 1974, but it wasn’t until he settled in Miami in 1979 that he discovered his passion for painting South Florida’s tropical landscapes.
Carosio says his paintings are his way of sharing his love of nature with others. “I love creating things that are pleasing to me and others,” says Carosio. “And I love knowing that my paintings are giving people an appreciation for South Florida’s abundant natural beauty.”
Carosio is a frequent exhibitor in one-man shows and at South Florida’s many juried art festivals. His paintings have been honored with a number of “Best of Show” awards and featured as the official poster for the South Miami Art Festival, South Miami Arts & Crafts Festival, Pinecrest Fine Art Festival and Key Biscayne Art Festival. Today, Carosio’s popularity extends far beyond South Florida, and his work hangs in homes all around the world.
A single father, Carosio claims that his best work of art will forever be his two now-grown children, Federico and Bianca, whom he raised since they were mere toddlers.
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