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CARLOS DIAZ


Works  
Biography


Was born in Barcelona in 1968, where he still lives and works.

Carlos Diaz is a creator of atmosphere whose artistic vision sublimes the city. His urban scenes are imbued with a sensual realism and light is the main element. He likes to watch its variations during the days, the hours and the seasons. When he paints Barcelona, he shows us the peace of his town, the faded facades crushed by the sun, the parched soil, and the tree trunks which each crevice is a shadow play. This is this light which determines the sober colors of his palette.

In fact, the human figure takes up little space in his urban landscapes. He focuses on the elements that make the richness of his landscapes. His architectural representations are rigorous, balanced and detailed. He plays with different perspectives thereby giving dynamism and rhythm to his paintings, while placing the scene in the past and the present. He works with oil on wood, and his work is inhabited by a certain traditionalism. With his hazy touch, he navigates between multiple realities, the vision, the senses, the light, the textures and he leads us to question the truth of appearances. Carlos Diaz is part of this new school, which can be one of the largest in Europe for 30 years, of the Spanish realist painters. He has exhibited since 1992 in Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Nethelands, Austria and the United States. He was part of the exhibition devoted to Contemporary Spanish Realism at the Panorama Museum in Germany in 2007.

Solo exhibitions (selection):

2018
Sala Parés - Barcelona

2015
Urban project -  El Quatre Sala d'Art - Barcelona
Sala Parés - Barcelona
Galerie Artima - Paris

2014
Galeria Anquin´s -  Reus (SP)
Sala Rusiñol - Sant Cugat del Vallés -  BCN (SP)

2013
Galeria El Claustre - Girona (SP)

2012   
Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)

2011  
 El Quatre Sala d'art - Granollers (SP)
Galeria Mada Primavesi - Madrid (SP)
Galeria El Carme  - Vic (Barcelona) (SP)

2010   
Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)   
Galería L'Arcada - Blanes (SP)

2009   
Galería Mada Primavesi - Madrid (SP)
Galeria El Claustre - Figueres (SP)

2008   
Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)
Galeria Foz - Sitges (SP)

2007   
El Quatre sala d'art - Granollers (SP)
Galería El Claustre - Girona (SP)

2006   
Galería Puchol - Valencia (SP)
Galería Foz - Sitges (SP)
Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)

2005   
Galeria El Claustre - Girona-Figueres (SP)
Galeria L'Arcada - Blanes (SP)

2004  
Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
Galeria Foz - Sitges (SP)

2003   
Galeria Llucià Homs - Barcelona (SP)
Galería Juan Amiano - Pamplona (SP)

2002  
Galería L'Arcada - Blanes (SP)
Galería Foz - Sitges (SP)

2001  
Sala Anquin's - Reus     (SP)
El Quatre Sala d'art - Granollers (SP)

2000   
Galería Llucià Homs - Barcelona (SP)

1999   
Galería Horrach-Moya - Palma de Mallorca (SP)

1998   
Galería Foz - Sitges (SP)
El Quatre Sala d'art - Granollers (SP)

1997   
Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
Galería l'Arcada - Blanes (SP)

1996   
Galerias Augusta - Barcelona (SP)

1995   
Sala Gabernia - Valencia (SP)

1994   
Galería Zenhid - Madrid (SP)
Royal Art Gallery - Sabadell (SP)

1993 
Galerie am Opernring - Viena (A)
Galería Jaimes - Barcelona (SP)

Group shows and fairs:

2018
Art Karlsruhe - Anquins Gallery (D)

2017
Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam - Anquins Gallery (NL)
Art Bodensee (A)
Art Karlsruhe (D)
For Real - Amsterdam

2016
ST'ART - Strasbourg
Art Fair Cologne (D)
Art Bodensee (A)
Affordable Art Fair - Brussels (B)
Art Karlsruhe (D)

2015
ST'ART - Strasbourg
Affordable Art Fair - Amsterdam (NL)
2014
The Affordable Art Fair - Brussels (BE)
Sala Parés - Barcelona  (SP) 
ST'ART 2014 - Strasbourg
Galeria Patricia Acal - Sevilla (SP)

2013
Jeune peinture espagnole - Galerie Artima - Paris (F)
Galerie Hegemann - Munich (DE)
Indrets - Hotel Grand Central - Barcelona (SP)

2012   
ST'ART 2014 - Strasbourg (F)
Galeria Patricia Acal - Madrid (SP)
Galerie Artima - Paris (F)
4 styles - Galeria Cervantes6 - Oviedo (SP)
40 Salón de Mayo - Galeria Anquin's - Reus (SP)

2011    
18 painters- Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)
Realism - Gallerie el Carme - Vic Barcelona  (SP)
Smelik & Stokking Galleries - The Hague (NL)
Ateliers - Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)
St-art 2011 - Strasbourg (F)
Un sur trois - La Cave - Genève (CH)

2010  
Realisme Contemporani - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
36 Salón de Mayo - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP) 
Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Spanien - Galerie Anna-Maria Burger - Munich (D)       
St-art 2010 - Strasbourg (F)
40x40 - Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)

2009   
Caminos contemporáneo - El Quatre Sala d´art - Granollers (SP)
Realismo - réalisme - realismo - Galeria Ceferino Navarro - Granada (SP)
Realismo - Centro Cultural Medina Elvira - Atarfe (Granada) (SP)
Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Spanien - Galerie Anna-Maria Burger - Munich (D)    
35 Salón de Mayo - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
St-art 2009 - Strasbourg (F)

2008   
Arquitectures modernistes - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
Galeria Juan Amiano - Pamplona (SP)
34 Salón de Mayo - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
Galeria Mada Primavesi - Madrid (SP)
St-art 2008 - Strasbourg (F)
Interiors-exteriors - Poble espanol - Barcelona (SP)Galeria Puchol - Valencia (SP)   
Realistes  - Galería el Carme - Vic (SP)

2007
Contemporary realism in Spain - Panorama Museum - Bad Frankenhausen (D)
Moments màgics - Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)
Galeria Mada Primavesi - Madrid (SP)

2006
Galería Actual Arte Contemporáneo - Madrid (SP)
Noves figuracions - Galería El Claustre - Girona (SP)
33 Salón de Mayo - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)

2005
Galeria Actual Arte Contemporáneo - Madrid (SP)
32 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)

2004
Galeria El Carme - Vic (SP)

2003   
DE ARTE Fair - Madrid (SP)
31 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
Arcanos contemporáneos - Galeria Clave - Murcia (SP)

2002   
30 Saló de Maig - Sala  Anquin's  - Reus (SP)
17 Saló de Primavera - El Quatre Sala d'art  - Granollers (SP)
ART EXPO'2002 - Barcelona (SP)

2001   
Quadrats - Galería Horrach Moya - Palma de Mallorca (SP)
29 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)   
Galeria Paz Feliz - Madrid (SP)Caixa d'art - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)    Tempus fugit - Galeria Llucià Homs - Barcelona (SP)

2000
ART EXPO'2000 - Barcelona (SP)
28 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquin's -  Reus (SP)Realismo en Cataluña - La Lonja de Zaragoza (SP)
Saló d´Hivern - Galeria Foz - Sitges (SP)

1999
Realisme de Vanguarda - Museu d´Art Modern de Tarragona (SP)
Ayer y hoy - Galería Horrach-Moya - Palma de Mallorca (SP)
ART EXPO´99 - Barcelona (SP)
ART CHICAGO - Galeria Antonio Barnola - (USA)Realisme a Catalunya - Centre d´Art Santa Mònica - Barcelona (SP)

1998
Realismo 98 - Galería Castelló 120 - Madrid (SP)
Paisatges urbans - Galería d´Art Anquin's - Reus (SP) Realismo. Diez expresiones - Galería Thais - Lorca (SP)
ART EXPO´98" - Barcelona (SP)
26 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquins - Reus (SP)
Nuestro actual lenguaje figurativo - Galería Mercedes de Caso - Madrid (SP)

1997   
ART EXPO´97 - Barcelona (SP)
Saló de Primavera  - Galería Llucià Homs - Barcelona (SP)
Els artistes a Josep Plà - Casa Elizalde - Barcelona (SP)
Nuevo Realismo - Galería Horrach-Moya - Palma de Mallorca (SP)
Realisme de Vanguarda - Galería Llucià Homs - Barcelona y Sala (SP)     Blanquerna - Madrid (SP)

1996   
24 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)
ART EXPO´96 - Barcelona (SP)1ª Muestra de Pintura realista en Portugal - Galería Euroarte - Lisboa (P)

1995   
Retrato de Barcelona - Centre de Cultura Contemporánea - Barcelona (SP)
23 Saló de Maig - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)

1994   
26 Premio Pintura Joven - Sala Parés - Barcelona (SP)
Caixa d´Art - Sala Anquin's - Reus (SP)

1993
Ayuntamiento d'Encamp - AndorraJove Figuració Catalana - Galería Artsenal - Sant Cugat (SP)

1992   
ART MIAMI 92 (USA)

Awards:

1994    First Prize "Raimond Maragall i Noble" - Sala Parés - Barcelona
1993    First Prize "Consell Comarcal del Baix Camp" - Sala Anquin's - Reus3rd finalist "Premio Valentí" - Sant Pere de Ribes
1992    Mention of honnour - "1º Concurso Pintura Gir-Art" - Calafell
1989    First prize "Coleccionistas" - Sala Parés - Barcelona

Bibliography:

2007    Realismus in Spanien - Panorama Museum - Bad Frankenhausen (D)
2001    Pintures al Banc de Sabadell - Lunwerg Editores
2000    Pintura. Museu Art 2000" - Fundació Privada Vila Casas - Barcelona
1999    Realisme a Catalunya - Lunwerg Editores y Generalitat de Catalunya
1997    Paisatgistes - J.M. Cadena - Vicenç Coromina Editor - Barcelona
1995    Retrato de Barcelona - Centro de Cultura Contemporánea - Ajuntament de Barcelona - Vol. II

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