Colombino's work marks the climax of the Paraguayan plastic arts' entry into contemporary modern art. He has traveled to and studied in Paris and Madrid, but a powerful connection with Paraguay lured him home where he currently resides. Throughout his long career, Colombino has produced a coherent and powerful body of work. His accomplishments include Inter-American Award Gabriela Mistral in Washington D.C., Special Prize for Painting at the Bienal Internacional del Deporte in Madrid, Spain, International Prize for Engraving at Bienal de San Juan de Puerto Rico, and first prize at the Sao Paulo Bienal in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and continues to be a strong presence in the Latin American art community. Wood contains a movement that is present within the grain; it is this flow pattern that inspires Carlos Colombino when he carves into a slab of this material in order to generate a form. Later in his artistic endeavor, he adds minimal color to areas that highlight geometric monumental forms that originate from the depths of the imagination. The results are shapes and images that take on a life and reality of their own and which exist in a surreal environment that was created especially for them to thrive. Political and social themes also purvey here. Human rights confront dictatorship as his shapes are woven together but on the verge of falling apart, straining against one another.