Calo Carratalá - contemporary Painting

Calo
Carratalá
Spain
born on: 
01 Apr, 1959
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education: 

2011 : Kunstnarhuset Messen Residence, Norway
2009-2010 : Fine Arts teacher at Teruel University, Spain
2000-2001 : Spain Academy at Rome
1980-1986 : Graduated from the Fine Arts University of San Carlos, Spain

awards(s): 

2014 : Gold Medal, 75th International Competition of Art of Valdepeñas (Spain)
2014 : Price Arts, Letters and Sport at Torrent (Spain)
2009 : Piece of art aquisition, Fine Arts Royal Academy (Grenada, Spain)
2008 : First price, Autumn Exhibition at the Royal Fine Arts Galician Academy
2006 : XXI BMW Paint Price, honour medal
2005 : Laureate, VI International Paint Competition "Royal Premier Hoteles" (Torremolinos, Spain)
2004 : Piece of art aquisition, IV Paint Competition at the wellington Foundation (Madrid, Spain)
2004 : First price, XXXII National Art Competition of the Guadalajara's Saving Bank (Guadalaraja, Spain)
2003 : piece of art acquisition, Alicante's Province Competition (Alicante, Spain)
2002 : piece of art acquisition, National Fine Arts Exhibition (Valdepeñas, Spain)
2002 : piece of art acquisition, Alicante's Province Competition (Alicante, Spain)
2001 : piece of art acquisition, LXII National Fine Arts Exhibition (Valdepeñas, Spain)
2000 : Second price, International Paint Competition "Homage to Rafael Zabaleta" (Quesada - Jaén, Spain)
2000 : piece of art acquisition, International Paint Competition of Valdepeñas (Valdepeñas, Spain)
2000 : Spain Academy Price at Rome (Rome, Italy)
1999 : laureate, VIII Paint Competition of the Lawyers Illustrious College of Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
1999 : piece of art acquisition, LX National Fine Arts Exhibition ( Valdepañas, Spain)
1998 : Fisrt Price, XXIX Autumn Exhibition to the socio-cultural centre of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)
1998 : XXV Paint and Sculpture Bank price
1997 : third price, XV Drawing price of Penagos (Spain)
1997 : piece of art acquisition, Contemporary Fine Arts Competition (Vitoria, Spain)
1997 : First price, XXI Villa de Pego's Paint Competition (Alicante, Spain)
1997 : piece of art acquisition, V Iberdola-UEX Paint Competition (Cáceres, Spain)
1996 : laureate, Villa de Pego's Paint Competition (Alicante, Spain)
1996 : Special Mention, XXV International Paint, Sculpture and Drawing Competition, homage to Rafael Zabaleta (Quesada - Jaén, Spain)
1996 : piece of art acquisition, X José Segrelles's National Paint Competition (Albaida-Valencia, Spain)
1995 : laureate, IX José Segrelles's National Paint Competition (Albaida-Valencia, Spain)

exhibition(s): 

PUBLICATION(S)
"La mirada del silencio", catalogue of the exhibition "Baobab, La sombra de Africa" Museo del Ruso (Alarcon, Spain)
INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
2019 : "Baobab. La sombra de Africa", Ruso Museum (Alarcón, Spain)
2018: "De viajes (2008-2018)", Alacuás Castle, (Valencia, Spain)
2017 : Alba Cabrera Gallery (Valencia,Spain)
2017 : Marte, Castellón Contemporary Art Fair (Spain)
2016 : Alba Cabrera Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
2016 : Russian Museum of Alarcón (Alarcón, Spain)
2016 : Mora de Rubielos Castle (Teruel, Spain)
2015 : One Studio Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
2015 : Spain College (Paris, France)
2014 : Gallery 4 (Valencia, Spain)
2013 : Carmen Centre (Valencia, Spain)
2012 : Color Elefante Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
2011 : Carmen Del Campo Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
2010 : Casino Liberal (Algemesi - Valencia, Spain)
2009 : Egam Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
2008 : Lametro, Exhibition Centre F.G.V. (Valencia, Spain)
2008 : María Llanos Gallery (Cáceres, Spain)
2007 : Carmen del Campo Gallery (Cordoba, Spain)
2007 : GWA Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
2006 : EMAT (Torrent-Valencia, Spain)
2006 : Music Palace (Valencia, Spain)
2005 : María Llanos Gallery (Cáceres, Spain)
2005 : Dieciséis Gallery (San Sebastián, Spain)
2004 : José Esquirol Gallery (Altea Alicante, Spain)
2004 : Cuatro Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
2003 : Dieciséis Gallery (San Sebastián, Spain)
2002 : Alameda Gallery (Vigo, Spain)
2001 : Cuatro Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
2001 : Dieciséis Gallery (San Sebastián, Spain)
2000 : Saving Bank of Torrent (Valencia, Spain)
2000 : Cuatro Gallery(Valencia, Spain)
2000 : Egam Gallery (Madrid, Spain)
1999 : Exhibition centre of Alicante's University (Alicante, Spain)
1999 : Club Diario Levante (Valencia, Spain)
1998 : Cuatro Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
1997 : Bores & Mayo Gallery (Cáceres, Spain)
1995 : Val i 30 Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
1994 : PG´Art Gandía Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
1993 : Culture House of Torrent (Torrent, Spain)
1992 : Nave Diez Gallery ((Valencia, Spain)
1992 : Mora de Rubielos Castle (Teruel, Spain)
1992 : Exhibition in the city hall of Requena (Requena,Spain)
1990 : Periférica Gallery, (Sueca, Spain)
1990 : Ray Gun Gallery (Valencia, Spain)
Calo
Carratalá
opened up his studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.
about: 

Calo Carratalá is a contemporary Spanish artist, based in Valencia, specializing in landscape painting. He trained at the Fine Arts in Valencia and the Spanish academy in Rome. Calo Carratalá has been exhibiting his artwork for thirty years all over Europe, predominantly in Spain.

With a passion for traveling, Calo Carratalá has taken in myriad landscapes : from the Amazon to Colorado, the Alps and the Pyrenees and up to the forests of Norway. Armed with sketchbook the artist immortalizes the sensations he obtains from these panoramas, he notes the colours, the size of the elements, his emotions and then puts it all together once back in his studio. Similar to the artists from the romantic period, the type of nature that Calo Carratalá paints is both troubling, even worrying, and really grand inciting admiration and contemplation. Calo Carratalá shows us monumental jagged mountains enveloped in stormy skies, the snowy peaks, the frozen forests of Norway or rich and abundant forests of the Amazon where everything melds into one great green mass, almost black, dense and foreboding.

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