Carlos Blanco Artero – Figurative Abstraction
Art Market|Issue #60 June 2021
My work could fit within a contemporary figuration but at the same time within abstraction. I have several lines of work, which often converge, and others go their own way.

ZUMBAO 42 x 40 cm. Oil and Mixed Media on canvas-paper. The Canary Islands. 2021 Carlos Blanco Artero © All rights reserved.

"My painting has been transformed in these past years from a new figuration to a more expressive, gestural painting, where the figurative element is still but more blurred. My work could fit within a contemporary figuration but at the same time within abstraction. I have several lines of work, which often converge, and others go their own way. I have always had the feeling that there would come the point where I would have to choose a clear path; go deeper to the direction of abstraction or figuration. However, knowing the work of George Condo, and more explicitly seeing his work Rush hour at the MET in New York, showed me that figuration and abstraction could coexist perfectly in the same artwork, like painting and drawing.

George Condo influenced me profoundly, and at that moment, I realized that Condo had achieved what I was looking for, and starting to work from there was the beginning of everything.

GENTLEMAN 108 x 82 cm. Acrylic on canvas. Berlín 2020. Carlos Blanco Artero © All rights reserved.

CARLOS BLANCO ARTERO

FIGURATIVE ABSTRACTION

CARLOS BLANCO ARTERO, (b.1983)

Lives and works in Madrid.

Carlos Blanco Artero's art has been exhibited at Museums, Galleries, and Institutions worldwide, including in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Hong Kong, Paris, the Philippines, Zaragoza, Barcelona, and Madrid. Carlos Blanco's works are featured in important private collections of influential figures such as the American musician Allen Stone, the philosopher Fernando Savater,

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