Carlos Cartaxo (born in 1976) is a visual artist with a solid academic background in Fine Arts, graduating from the University of Salamanca in 2003. He currently resides and works in Madrid. His work encompasses various forms of expression, from painting to the creation of three-dimensional wooden reliefs that are placed on the wall, accentuating the objectual dimension of his work.
Cartaxo’s creations appear to emerge from his experience with architecture and contemporary design. His work is characterized by its metalinguistic and self-referential approach, reflecting on the artistic medium itself. In his compositions, whether on canvas or wood, he explores the complexity of urban structures and contemporary architecture, incorporating landscapes and perspectives from different angles. He uses a color palette that evokes a warm and muted atmosphere, adding depth to his creations.
Carlos Cartaxo’s work has been widely recognized in the art world. He has participated in group exhibitions throughout Spain and has had solo exhibitions, such as “Modelos de construcción” at the Centro Cultural Pérez de la Riva, Madrid, and “False Store Window” at Salmaia Espai D’art, Altea. In addition, he was awarded the International Plastic Arts Caravana Prize in 2007, which allowed him to exhibit his work in several international cities, including Belgrade, Ohrid, and New York.
In the last five years, he has actively participated in major art fairs in Madrid, such as Estampa, DrawingRoom, Art Madrid, JustMad, and JustLX Lisbon. Carlos Cartaxo’s work stands out for its innovative nature and its ability to explore new images and artistic languages.