Born in Gijón, 1978. ASTURIAS. ESPAÑA.

As a versatile creator, my artistic work explores different methods (sculpture, painting, photography, installation, video) from a contemporary perspective through abstract languages, close to Arte Povera and Materic Art, in which I combine tradition and innovation. 

Within an abstract style but full of symbolism, I have given great relevance to the material substratum of the work. The marked conceptual sense, where the material support transcends its state and provokes a profound analysis, should be highlighted. 

Chromatic austerity is a characteristic element of my work: reducing my palette to a very limited range of colours, based on ochres, blacks and reds, with which to create works of great chromatic contrast and powerful visual impact.  

I am greatly interested in the use and re-use of materials with a strong industrial stamp, such as Corten steel, aluminium, cement and glass, which stand out due to the experimentation, the special, formal and interim analyses, the perception, the theoretical development and the public sphere, as well as delving into new media and technological innovation.

My vital, intellectual and artistic inquisitiveness has led me to explore a large part of the world, where, at the same time, I have developed many of my projects, embracing the essence of each territory, to reinterpret it and decipher it in my works. Projects, trips and life experiences, of marked contrast and complementarity, such as stays of several months in Washington and New York, creation and exhibitions in Mexico City, research projects in Puerto Rico, conferences in Tokyo, in situ works creation for collectors in Qatar, projects in Indonesia, etc. 

Experiences in Asia, the Middle East, America and Europe are influences that have spread to my work and creative processes.

Private collections, institutions, galleries, curators, critics and the media have trusted and looked into my work, which, from my beginnings, has been characterised as being personal, intense, consistent and on the border between tradition and innovation.

Carlos García

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BIOGRAPHY.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS. UNIVERSITY OF SALAMANCA. SPAIN. 2001.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST.

D.A.N.A.E. FOUNDATION. Patron/Secretary. 

LABORATORIO CERO. Creative Manager 

VC CLASS • FUNCTIONAL ART. Cofounder 

 

SPONSORSHIP

2010

Ist Sponsorship for artistic production and residence in New York. Registering New York. Mª Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation. NEW YORK.

2003

Sponsorship for artistic production. In the search of lost Asturias in América 1880-2003. 

PUERTO RICO, WASHINGTON AND SPAIN. Municipal Foundation of Culture of  Gijón. SPAIN.

EXHIBITIONS

2013

Painting. Katara. Solo Exhibition. Curator: Cristina Guimarey. Cero Arte Gallery. Marbella Casino. MARBELLA. SPAIN.

Painting. Carlos García. Solo Exhibition. Curator: Alfonso Luján. Orihuela Casino. ALICANTE. SPAIN.

Painting. Abstractions. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Meritxell Cid. The Box Art Center. Torrejón de Ardoz. MADRID/CCSC, San Chinarro. MADRID. SPAIN.

2012

Installation. Creative Mutations, Asturias. Colective Exhibition. DANAE Foundation. Curator: Acindino Quesada. Barjola Museum. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

2011

5 Best Spanish Designer. Tokyo´s Designer week. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Veruska de Prado, ICEX. Spanish Embassy in Japan. TOKYO. JAPAN.

2010

Painting. Art Crosses. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Adriana Suárez. Principality of Asturias Delegation. Le Peuple. BRUSSELS / Principality of Asturias Delegation. MADRID / Llanes Culture Center. LLANES. SPAIN.

2009

Sound Installation. SONI(C)LOUD. Colective Exhibition. Festival Internacional de Arte Sonoro RADAR. Curators: Guillermo Santamarina, Bárbara Perea. Laboratorio Arte Alameda. MÉXICO DF. MEXICO.

Painting. Art Crosses. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Adriana Suárez. Conde de Toreno Palace. OVIEDO / Real Colegiata de San Fernando, COVADONGA. ASTURIAS. SPAIN.

Installation. Banquetes_Nodos y Redes. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Chiu Longuina. Laboral Centro de Arte de Creación Industrial. GIJÓN / ZKM, Center for Art and Media. KARLSRUHE, GERMANY.

Painting. Brussels Evolutions 05 - León 09. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Galería Altamira. Carriegos Foundation. LEÓN. SPAIN.

Painting. Approaches. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Diego Suárez Noriega. Altamira Gallery. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

2008

Installation. Crearte Urbano, Ciudad Madin.  Colective Exhibition. Curator: Gabriel Santamarina. Madrid Regional Archive. MADRID. SPAIN.

Painting. Asturian young talents. Colective Exhibition. Principality of Asturias Delegation. MADRID. SPAIN.

Painting. CIRCA 2008. Colective Exhibition. ATM Gallery. PUERTO RICO.

Painting. SCOPE Art Fair. Colective Exhibition. ATM Gallery. NEW YORK.

2007

Installation. Heaven&Hell. Solo Exhibition. ATM Gallery. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

Painting. DformaII. Solo Exhibition. ATM Gallery. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

Painting. CIRCA 2007. Colective Exhibition. ATM Gallery. PUERTO RICO.

2006

Painting. Asturian Contemporary Expression,Two Generations. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Diego Suárez Noriega.Asturian Centre in Mexico. MEXICO.

Installation and video. New Itineraries of Asturian Art. Colective Exhibition. XVIII La Huella of Spain Festival. Curator: Adriana Suárez. National Art Center of Old Havana. HAVANA. CUBA.

2005

Painting. Content Gesture Painters. Carlos Sierra, Gil Morán and Carlos García. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Luís Feás. Fruela Gallery. MADRID. SPAIN.

Painting and sculpture. Asturian young Painters. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Adriana Suárez. Principality of Asturias Delegation. Le Peuple. BRUSSELS 

Painting. Terrenos de juego. Colective Exhibition. Curator: ATM Gallery.  Antiguo Instituto Jovellanos Culture Center. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

Installation. 5 visions of Christmas. Colective Exhibition. Curator: Lucas Suárez. Plaza Mayor de Gijón. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

2004

Painting. La Necesidad del Ser. Solo Exhibition. ATM Gallery. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

Sculpture. Colective Exhibition. Contemporary Art Center AcerArte. OVIEDO. SPAIN.

2002

Sculpture. Densidad-es. Solo Exhibition. Culture Center. AVILÉS. SPAIN.

Installation and intervention. Mirrors, light moments. Solo Exhibition. Ateneo La Calzada Culture Center. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

Video. "In the search of lost Asturias to México, Cuba and USA in last century". Colective Exhibition. The Fondo del Sol Visual Arts Center. WASHINGTON DC, USA.

Sculpture. Mirrors, looking inside. Colective Exhibition. Discovery Galleries, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Photography. Dupont Circle´s objects. Colective Exhibition. Little City Arts Studio, Bethesda MD, USA.

2001

Sculpture. Moments of Time. Solo Exhibition. Ateneo La Calzada Culture Center. GIJÓN. SPAIN.

COLLECTIONS

S.S.M.M. King Don Felipe VI. Spain.

Government of the Principality of Asturias (Presidency and Government Junta). Spain.

Mª Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation. Spain.

National Prado Museum. Spain. 

Madrid City Hall. Spain.

JUMEX Foundation. México.

Hispanic Society of America. USA.

DANAE Foundation. Spain. 

Marcelino Botín Foundation. Spain.

Cajastur Social and Cultural Projects. Spain.

Gijón City Hall. Spain.

Avilés City Hall. Spain.

DICAR Group. Spain.

Royal Spanish Academy. Spain.

Banif. Spain.

National Museum Reina Sofia Art Center. Spain.

Los Angeles Philarmonic Walt Disney Concert Hall. USA.

University of Oviedo. Spain.

Official College of Architects of Asturias. Spain.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Anselmo López ya luce en El Molinón. El Comercio. 5 abril. Portada y pág. 56. España.

Anselmo López, lugar de culto. La Nueva España. 5 abril. Portada y pág. 45. España.

Estrenado el busto a Anselmo López en El Molinón. 14 de abril. La Voz de Asturias. España.

Carlos García. el hombre de Anselmo López. 21 de abril. La Voz de Asturias. España.

2015

Ciencia del siglo XX en el arte del XXI. El Comercio. 18 de diciembre. El Comercio. España.

2013

A ecclesiastic clay and bronze. La Nueva España Dialy. January 10. p. 6. Spain.

Bardales, the exemplary ecclesiastic, is already modeling. La Nueva España Dialy. January 10. Cover and p. 6. Spain.

Bardales was always a rock. El Comercio Dialy. March 7. Cover and p. 10, 11. Spain.

Carlos Garcia reveals how he conceived the bust is discovered today at noon. El Comercio Dialy. March 6. p. 11. Spain.

Bardales stays forever on the road. La Nueva España Dialy.March 7. Cover and p. 8,  9. Spain.

A pedestal for Bardales. El Comercio Dialy. March 15. P. 15. Spain.

Bardales always eternal for La Calzada. La Nueva España Dialy.March 5. Cover and p. 11. Spain.

2012

Carlos Garcia. TV report on RTPA. February 8th. Spain.

Finderdreams. TV report on RTPA. November 11. Spain.

Finderdreams. Interview on SER radio. October 9. Spain.

Humbling. La Nueva España Dialy. October 22. Cover, p. 89. Spain.

21 proposals from the paths that opened the vanguards. La Nueva España Dialy. October 18. Supplement culture. Spain.

The Barjola remembers. El Comercio Dialy. October 18. p. 41. Spain.

Atlantic flavors jump to the table. El Comercio Dialy. July 7. p. 11. Spain.

Concert kitchen. El Comercio Dialy. July 25. p. 67. Spain.

2011

Carlos García. ART.ES International Contemporary Art Magazine. Nº 45 p. 80. Spain.

2009

Perez house opens to Asturian art. León Dialy.  Castilla y León. Spain.

The Alimerka and Carriegos foundations have joined forces to present the exhibition in Leon 'Evolutions.Brussels 05/Leon 09'.León. Spain.

The exhibition 'Evolutions. Brussels 05 / Leon 09 ', in the Casona. León Dialy. Spain.

Generational meeting. La Nueva España Dialy. October 23. p. 51. Spain.

Art crosses. La Voz de Asturias Dialy. October 23. p. 2. 3. Spain.

Princes support to young Asturian on arrival at Oviedo. El Comercio Dialy. October 23. p. 58, 59. Spain.

Princes today opened four days in Oviedo Asturias dumps and awards. El Comercio Dialy. October 22. p. 52, 53. Spain.

Art Crosses. La Nueva España Dialy.  4th of July. p. 50. Spain.

Cazasonidos in La Calzada. La Nueva España Dialy. 31 May. p. 5. Spain.

Radar ... pay tribute to the musician Karlheinz Stockhausen. Newspaper La Jornada. Mexico DF. April 17. p. 13. Mexico.

"Break" the sound barrier. Reforma newspaper. Mexico DF. April 16. p. 6. Mexico.

Thus art sounds. El Centro Dialy. Mexico DF. April 16. p. 31. Mexico.

Variable cloudiness in the Alameda Art. Excelsior newspaper. Mexico DF. April 18. p. 7. Mexico.

Alameda Art Laboratory. Revista Fahrenheit. Mexico DF. April May. p. 88. Mexico.

The symphony of the city. Chilango magazine. Mexico DF. April. p. 101. Mexico.

We remember. Leisure magazine. Mexico DF. 17 to 23 April. p. 75. Mexico.

Soni © loud. Magazine Sputnik. Mexico DF. May. p. 12. Mexico.

Radar7: Space Exploration Sonora. Blog Electroacústicas Arts. March 23. Mexico.

Sonicloud in Alameda Art. Spira card. March. Mexico.

Radar refines its curator. News, voice and image of Oaxaca. March 5. Mexico.

Goodbye us. March 27. Mexico.

It will start on Wednesday an exhibition dedicated to sound art. Hispanic world. April 14. Mexico.

Walls / Ice / Sound: Radar7. Radio Ibero. April 14. Mexico.

Exhibition dedicated to sound art in Mexico. Audio News. April 15. Mexico.

Soni (c) loud. EryB art to admire. April. Mexico.

Autonomous Metropolitan University | Campus Xochimilco. April 7. Mexico.

Clouds sonic and visual representations in the Alameda Art. El Universal. April 15. Mexico.

Exhibition dedicated to sound art. El Diario Financiero Online. April 14. Mexico.

Variable cloudiness in the Alameda Art. New Excelsior Online. April 18. Mexico.

Sonic (c) loud. Mazes. Mexico.

Laboratorio Arte Alameda. Revista Fahrenheit. Mexico.

The radar points at year 7 (Festival of Contemporary Music). Unam clone. April 7. Mexico.

2007

Carlos Garcia defies the verticality of traditional painting in Altamira. La Nueva España Dialy, September 26. p. 16. Spain.

Carlos Garcia gives a functional character to the painting in Altamira. La Voz de Asturias Dialy, September 27. p. 68. Spain.

Carlos Garcia reinvents his work in Altamira. El Comercio Dialy, 29 September. p. 71. Spain.

Traveling generation, El Comercio Dialy, April 2. Spain.

2006

Dali and Miró, with the newest generation of Asturian artists. Nueva España Dialy. February 2 p. 3. Spain.

Art red to pair with the newest generation of Asturian artists. El Comercio Dialy, 26 February 2006. p.74. Spain.

Generación Bruselas hace las Américas. Nueva España Dialy. May 5. p. 64. Spain.

The Brussels Generation. La Nueva España Dialy, November 17. Spain.

European frame. El Comercio Dialy, November 17. Spain.

2005

Madrid welcomes three generations of Asturias painters. La Voz de Asturias Dialy. March 5, p. 75. Spain.

Carlos Sierra, Antonio Gil Morán and Carlos García exhibit in Fruela Gallery, Madrid. Oviedo Dialy, March 12, p. 35. Spain.

Fruela Gallery shows three generations of artists. La Nueva España Dialy, March 15, p. 51. Spain.

Sierra, Gil Morán and García, at Fruela. El Comercio Dialy, March 15, p.63. Spain.

Sierra, Gil Morán y García exhibit in Madrid. La Voz de Asturias Dialy, March 17, p. 71. Spain.

Three Asturians exhibit in Madrid. La Voz de Asturias Dialy, March 16, p. 72. Spain.

Painters of the Restrained Gesture. La Nueva España Dialy, March 17, p. 54. Spain.

Restrain´s Artists. Diario La Voz de Asturias, March 18, p. 12. Spain.

Good Reception at Fruella. El Comercio Dialy, March 25, p. 59. Spain.

Three Asturian Artists Exhibit at Fruela Gallery. La Hora de Asturias, March, p. 61. Spain.

Gesture and nature, collective exhibit. El Punto de las Artes. April 1-7, issue no. 778, p. 8. Spain.

Carlos García. Revista Prímula. Nº 2,

2004

Carlos García. Arte-Hoy, Revista Arte, Asturias. May 3. Spain.

Interview to Carlos García on the collective exhibit AcerArte. Spanish National TV, TVE 2, June 23. Spain.

Interview to Carlos García on the collective exhibit AcerArte.  TLG TV, June 26. Spain.

Interview to Carlos García on the collective exhibit AcerArte. Localia TV, June 26. Spain.

The death and resurrection of the sign. La Nueva España Dialy, November 5. Spain.

Interview: Carlos García. TLG TV, November 13. Spain.

The necessity of being. Issue number 6, winter 2004-05. Asturias, Spain

Interview: Carlos García, paint with good caligraphy. TeleAsturias TV, November 20. Spain.

Ajimez Arte Asturias. Luis Feas Costilla. November. Spain.

Carlos García. Ajimez Asturias Art. Antonio Alonso de la Torre. October. Spain.

Carlos García. La Voz de Asturias Dialy. December 19. Spain.

2002

La Calzada Reflections. La Nueva España Dialy, May 10. Spain.

Reflections of the every day. El Comercio Dialy,, May 11. Spain.

Reflections from the soul. La Voz de Asturias Dialy, May 13. Spain.

Sculptures for meditation. La Nueva España Dialy, July 16. Spain.

Carlos García exhibit continues at the Center. El Comercio Dialy, July 5. Spain.

2001

Carlos García: an artist is born. La Nueva España Dialy, Mayo 11. Spain.

2000

Carlos García, painter and sculptor. El Comercio Dialy, July 25. Spain.