Carlos Blanco Artero was born in 1983 in Madrid, Spain. His artistic training is diverse and ranges from piano lessons to watercolour workshops with Aurora Charló and Technical Illustration studies in the Art School of Zaragoza. From working in the studio/workshop of sculptor José Antonio Barrios, to colour and landscape workshops with the artist Miguel Recuero in Madrid. As fantastical as his works may appear, Carlos Blanco Artero almost always begins painting from reality. His main line of work revolves around the human figure, and more specifically in the face and deformation. His unique style sees him distorting every aspect of the figure’s body, while maintaining a formal and aesthetic balance, an aspect of his practice which allows us as viewers to still feel a certain human connection to his protagonists. His new series of work has an even more experimental approach, with the artist starting with an abstract drawing, within which he discovers recognisable forms to enhance. Currently based in Spain, Blanco has travelled and lived across the world and has been featured in many international exhibitions in new York, Miami, Paris, and Hong Kong among others.
This is a sample of his work
All images © Carlos Blanco Artero