Carlos Aquilino was born in Madrid, Spain, the city where he lives and works today. He grew up painting, drawing and sculpting as a self-taught artist.
He creates his art pieces on many different platforms. Aquilino’s paintings, executed in oil on both canvas and carboard, are focused in a humanized world where people appear deeply in touch with their surroundings. His works are inmediately recognizable by their daring yet subtle narratives and messages, giving his overture a timeless quality. Aquilino uses any and all found material and objects around himself to utilize in his sculptures. His drawings are made with markers and ink on paper. There is no initial pencilling in. Thoughts and feelings are articulated across the paper, with no beginning, border or end.
Constantly on the move, Aquilino has built his own personality shaped by cross-cultural experiences that have taken him from the Spanish Academy of Fine Arts in Rome to the Creative Arts Center of Virginia or the New Mexico desert at the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, to Izvorul Mures in the Romanian Carpathians, to the Hungarian Plane and to a residence as an international artist at Point B Worklodge in the diversity of Brooklyn, NY.
To quote the poet Phillip Ward in the original text written for this exhibition, "Each painting is like a transcendent portrait into a parallel reality where the subjects are reminiscent of wingles angels as seen under a gentle lens of an ethereal microscope..." Carlos Aquilino at Ateneo de Madrid Carlos Aquilino catalog
The event is curated by Paolo Levi and Sandro Serradifalco, with the collaboration of professional figures in the field of art. Four works by Carlos Aquilino will be shown at the Triennale.
PointB is proud to announce the premiere of its’ Virtual Exhibition Space.
The project will be launched simultaneously on pointb.org and at The Last Hurray Closing / Opening Party at PointB’s physical home for the last 20 years, 71 North 7th Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn. With the building due for demolition to make way for condos in January 2016, this will be the last opportunity to come and celebrate our past, as well as to engage with plans for our future.
“As we use this opportunity to plan for an even more internationally networked model for PointB”, says PointB founder, Mark Parrish. “The Virtual Exhibition Space is our way to preserve the memory of the actual space that will shortly be lost, as we work towards our long-term dream of connecting the greater global art, design and technology communities to a network of worklodges all over the world. Exhibitions will showcase the work of our creative global ‘worktraveler’ community, inside the architectural space with which they became so creatively connected, now realized in virtual form.” PointB recently announced that plans are in the works to establish a new worklodge in Lisbon, Portugal, and plans are afoot to continue to develop new locations in and around New York, and in multiple cities across the world. Parrish adds: “Until 2015, our Brooklyn location was a little bit like a secret club behind a blank façade: not so well known to many New Yorkers but known to artists all over the world, the doors hadn’t been open to the public because until this year, the studios were not designed to show work, but to make it.”
For the launch party, PointB has developed three virtual exhibitions with the themes: Discovery, Network, Transcendence, which will run in thirty-minute increments throughout the evening on the walls at PointB Worklodge Brooklyn, playing with the ideas that it’s now possible to open three exhibitions in the one space over one evening. The shows will continue to exist online forever. “These thematic exhibitions are intended to both document work developed by PointB’s international community of artists while simultaneously providing a peer-to-peer platform to sustain this community into the future, by promoting the exchange of creative ideas, as has happened at PointB throughout its history.” says Amanda McDonald Crowley, curatorial advisor on the project. “It is the first step towards developing a dynamic platform of future online exhibitions: as PointB also develops new physical locations, it provides a way to showcase new works and to keep conversations alive.”
On December 19 at 6pm, PointB will continue its long tradition of celebrating the holiday season with the 20th Annual
Tree-trimming and ornament-making party over food and wine. In addition to showcasing the Virtual Exhibition Space (online and on the walls at PointB Brooklyn), the evening will include the release of the PointB Documentary and Q&A with filmmaker Sarah Tricker, virtual walking tours on Google Maps, music and dancing!
September 4 -28th, 2015
Carlos Aquilino work Drawing Five is part of the 365@Stour Space exhibition to celebrate Postcardwall, a Project by Sophie Hill, reaching 365 postcards ‘on the wall’ one for every day of the year. Aquilino’s work correspond to one hundred and seventy four. You can see it at: http://postcardwall.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/one-hundred-and-seventy-four/
A group exhibition to celebrate Small Works and promote art collecting on the gallery Arte Mayor 44. Palencia. When you buy your first art work you become an art collector. A Project curated by Marietta Negueruela.
Spinning Color Video from ARTIFACT, New York
Reception: March 7, 2014, 7–9 PM
Dates: March 7–30, 2014
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–6 PM
ARTIFACT is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by a Madrid (Spain) based artist Carlos Aquilino. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Friday March 7, from 7 to 9 PM.
Carlos Aquilino’s paintings and sculptures announce themselves with a playful confidence and exuberance. At the heart of this artist's work is his evident impulse to offer the viewer an experience that is grounded in material reality (hence the strongly felt use of silhouette-like outlines that remind us of objects of cultic value) yet keenly aware of the need for an interplay of immateriality, and a reference to a transcendent reality to co-exist within each work.
Carlos Aquilino is a Madrid (Spain) based artist currently in residence at Point B Worklodge, Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY.
Artists: Carlos Aquilino, José Bautista, J. Belmonte, Carlos Bloch, R. Caballero, A. García Andrés, Belén González, O. Herrán, A. Llabrés, N. Maffre, N. Mariette, M. Negueruela, J. Paniagua, C. Parellada, J.A. Quintana, E. Rodriguez, Paco Rossique, Patricia Ruiz de Navamuel, J. Sánchez Dato, B. Satrústegui, M. Tamariz.
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