Born in 1976, BouMansour initially studied biochemistry and it was here he developed his understanding of the body and form. Continually questioning, Carl explores what it means to be ‘alive’ with his powerful paintings of the human physique. Here, science and art merge to create a critique of inner and outer beauty, belief systems and identity.
A self-taught painter, Carl organised the TURF Art Music & Film Festival in Luton in 2002, ran anatomy and life-drawing workshops, and even produced drawings for and portrayed war artist Albert Richards in BBC TV’s Docu-drama ‘D-Day’. But to Carl BouMansour these are all forms of exploring the human experience.