Carmelo Canales

Carmelo Canales

  • Datos biográficos

    Nació en 1966 en Castro-Urdiales, Cantabria, España

    Reside en Madrid, España

  • His world is a whirlwind of lost hopes . The beings whom he gives life to, do not exist in the real world. They are so perfect that their perfectness reveals even more clearly the absurd sense of the lives of real beings. Such beings communicate with each other without needing to use the word. They live and let live between maps and plots of perfect colors. Amongst them, the order prevails and helps to counteract the disasters of an increasingly chaotic world. Painting is his therapy. Without art there is no life or space for hope. He believes in the theory of retroprogression created by Salvador Pániker and is not interested in the past. He researches the human body and its future; as well as the keys which serve to unveil the mysteries of the brain. He believes in nanothecnology and dreams of unravelling the human genome to its smallest detail; and is interested as well in unveiling the keys to how thoughts function. He follows diverse religions without finding suitable answers. Buddhism saves him from the void and he would like to live a thousand years. This artist believes that human beings have not evolved enough yet, and maybe that’s why in his paintings impossible human projects take form.