My name is Charlo, and my art is all about being optimistic, lighthearted, and grateful. I like to convey a sense of joy that comes from looking at a canvas fully saturated with words and symbols of encouragement, happiness, positivity, and all good things that life has to offer. As an immigrant (born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico currently living in Denver, Colorado), I've learned to appreciate and cherish all the opportunities life has given me, so I try to honor that in my art. I use symbols that conceal different meanings, but I prefer people to find their own meaning, allowing them to appropriate the symbols and give them their unique purpose. Sometimes people see words, ideas, concepts, or other forms that I never intended, reflected in my art, which brings me great contentment.