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Fine Art | Gallery | Carlos Aquilino
Carlos Aquilino
Painting, Drawing, Sculpture

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.


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Wed 05/26/2021 12:00 AM @ Fundación Carlos de Amberes. Madrid. ARTIST experience 2021

Participo en la próxima edición de la feria 🔴ARTIST EXPERIENCE, del 26 al 30 de mayo 2021 en la Fundación Carlos de Amberes (Calle Claudio Coello 99, Madrid)           

 https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1_Z9dl65a/   https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1_LhblJ_f/?igshid=1ulmar1n50j5v                              https://www.instagram.com/p/CK1_WUyFa0p/?igshid=1buvf6kywmd5f

Sat 05/11/2019 05:00 PM @ Falumuzeum Törökbalint Falumúzeum | Baross utca 17 2045 Törökbalint. Hungary. Respect for the paper
This international exhibition, opened from May 11, 2019 until May 30, 2019, is organized by the Local History Museum of Törökbálint.

How has one of the most valuable materials ever become the most common "waste material"? How much does the digital world supersede paper-based books and pictures? 
Further to these, we are looking for answers to other corresponding questions - all in the frame of an international exhibition, presentations, panel discussion and displays, organized by the Local History Museum of Törökbálint. 

Tue 02/05/2019 12:00 AM @ Espacio CRUZ BAJO. Madrid Cuatro Medios Sobre Papel
Reception: February 1, 2019, 7–9 PM Dates: February 1–March 4, 2019 Hours: Monday–Friday, 5-8:30 PM

Cuatro Medios Sobre Papel. A show where paper is the connecting link of participating artists: Carlos Aquilino, Susana Gámez, Alberto Herencia y José Luis Rayos at Espacio CRUZ BAJO

Thu 11/15/2018 07:00 PM @ Espacio CRUZ BAJO. Calle Don Ramon de la Cruz, 15. Madrid Works on paper
The exhibition "works on paper", a solo show by Carlos Aquilino, brings together around 40 works of sculpture, drawing, engraving and lithography. Dates: November 15th to December 15th, 2018.

Thu 11/02/2017 06:00 PM @ Highline Loft Gallery. 508 W 26th St. New York, NY. International Art Festival. ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION 2017
60 international artists from 18 countries around the world in Chelsea. New York, NY

Stay tuned for the launch of the  IAF World Art Yearbook 2017

Thu 03/02/2017 12:00 PM @ Espacio Cruz Bajo. Madrid Carlos Aquilino+Colección siglo XX
Cruz Bajo presenta una muestra colectiva con la obra de Carlos Aquilino envolviendo una colección particular de dibujos, óleos y acuarelas de figuras del s.XX. From 2 to 11 March 2017

Fri 09/16/2016 12:00 AM @ Ateneo de Madrid. Sala Prado 19. Madrid. Levitando en el paisaje
Levitando en el paisaje. Carlos Aquilino solo show at Sala Prado 19, Ateneo de Madrid. From 16 to 30 September, 2016.


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

Thu 06/09/2016 12:00 PM @ PalaExpo. Verona Triennale di Arte di Verona. Italy.
1ª Triennale dell'Arte Contemporanea- International Art Expo. Verona (PalaExpo). Italy. From June 9th to 12nd 2016.

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.


Sat 12/19/2015 06:00 PM @ 71 North 7th Street, Williamsburg Brooklyn PointB Exhibition and Opening
PointB : Virtual Exhibition Space

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!

Fri 09/04/2015 12:00 AM @ Stour Space. 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London E3 2PA UK 365@Stour Space
Carlos Aquilino Work Drawing Five exhibition to celebrate Postcard Wall (Sep 4-28, 2015)

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/

Tue 09/01/2015 12:00 AM @ Arte Mayor 44. Palencia. Spain Iniciación al coleccionismo IX
Celebrate Small Works and promote art collecting (September 2015)

September 2015

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.

Thu 01/22/2015 06:00 PM @ Point B. 71 North 7th Street. NY 11249 Brooklyn, United States 18 X 8 : From point A to PointB and back again…
Carlos Aquilino takes part in the retrospective exhibition that PointB presents with works by international artists who have held short-term residencies over the last 18 years at PointB Worklodge.

Sun 11/09/2014 07:00 PM @ Multiverso. Florence. Italy Contemporary Visions. Art Cloud #5
ARTCLOUD#5. November 8 -30, 2014 at Multiverso. Via del Campo d'Arrigo 42 r. Firenze. International group exhibition curated by DAYONE

Mon 03/17/2014 12:00 AM Spinning Color Video from ARTIFACT, New York
Video from the exhibition

Spinning Color Video from ARTIFACT, New York

Fri 03/07/2014 07:00 PM @ 84 Orchard St NY NY 10002 212 475 0448 Spinning Color, 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.

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.

Mon 02/03/2014 12:00 PM @ Williamsburg, Brooklyn Carlos Aquilino at Point B Worklodge
Carlos Aquilino is a Madrid (Spain) based artist currently in residence at Point B Worklodge, Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY.

Carlos Aquilino is a Madrid (Spain) based artist currently in residence at Point B Worklodge, Williamsburg, Brooklyn,NY.

Tue 12/03/2013 12:00 AM @ SEE.ME. Miami, Florida.USA SCOPE MIAMI BEACH GROUP SHOW
I am pleased to announce my work has been selected to be a part of the See.Me group exhibition SCOPE Miami Beach Show in Miami Beach. My artwork will be displayed in Miami in rotation on several HD plasma screens at one of the SEE.ME booths in the SCOPE Art Fair.

Sat 01/12/2013 04:00 PM @ Civic Museum of Contemporary Art Giuseppe Sciortino di Monreale. Palermo. Sicilia. Italy. 1ª Biennale Internazionale Arte di Palermo
Carlos Aquilino works have been selected to be shown at the 1ª Biennale Internazionale Arte di Palermo, Italy. Opening and presentation of the event with Paolo Levi: 2013 January 12th at 4 pm.

Fri 11/23/2012 12:00 AM @ Galería Marietta Negueruela Palencia Spain Iniciación al coleccionismo VII
Initiative to promote art collecting: When you buy your first art work you become an art collector.

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.

Mon 10/08/2012 07:00 PM @ Art Studio 50. Via dell'Agnollo, 50. Firenze, Italy Image Uploader
Image Uploader is an 2.0 artistic event: a real exhibition with a virtual approach. Artists: Antonio Intorcia, Carlos Aquilino, Fleur Le Gros, Flavio Edison Gabrielli, Giuseppe Sinesi, Yakir Yahish, Lorraine Beattie Luigi Guarnera, Olivia Boa. Curated by DAYONE. Firenze, Italy.

Mon 08/27/2012 12:00 AM @ VEGAS Gallery, 274 Poyser Street, E2 9RF, London Postcardwall
Postcardwall is once again exhibiting its entire collection to date. A catalogue by Sophie Hill, taken from contemporary exhibitions as well as historical collections. Postcard Drawing 5 from Carlos Aquilino Solo Exhibit at Broadway gallery NYC is shown on this exhibit. August 27th-September 9th.

Sat 08/11/2012 12:00 AM @ Hall DIRATY, Biarritz, France. SALON de Biarritz 2012
Carlos Aquilino works are shown at SALON de Biarritz, under the gallery GMN. August 11-12th,2012

Thu 07/19/2012 07:30 PM @ Recinto Ferial Gipuzkoa. Irún. Spain ARTEANDO 2012
Carlos Aquilino exhibits his works at the International Art Fair ARTEANDO 2012, Irún (Spain), under the gallery GMN & Cía.

Tue 04/03/2012 10:00 AM @ Mall Galleries. London 300 on the wall
art/words/postcardwall; a catalogue by Sophie Hill. An exhibition catalogue of both images and words to date, taken from contemporary exhibitions as well as historical collections. The postcard on Drawing 5 from Carlos Aquilino Solo Exhibit at Broadway gallery NYC is shown on this wall.

Thu 03/22/2012 12:00 AM @ Pier 92. Manhattan. NYC ARTexpo NYC 2012
Carlos Aquilino works will be shown at ARTexpo 2012, Pier 92 Manhattan, NYC. March 22-25th. An exhibition curated by Tchera Niyego under The Contemporary Art Network gallery.Booth # 383/385

Wed 08/24/2011 12:00 AM @ Budaörs, Hungary International Artist Workshop
International workshop and group show organized by the painter Ilona Boros

Budapest Workshop

Fri 06/10/2011 12:00 AM @ El Foro de Pozuelo, Madrid VISIBLE 2011 Lorca amaba a Dalí
A group exhibit curated by Jesús Gironés

Sun 10/10/2010 12:00 PM @ New York Subtle Arrangements
A group Exhibit presented by Basak Malone

Basak Malone presents