Carmen Calvo

"Peces de colores en la azotea" - Carmen Calvo

Rafael Gil Salinas

In "Fish of colours on the roof" the Valencian artist Carmen Calvo met completely unpublished work. Pieces, created from disciplines that travelled from sculpture, engraving and photography, to video-projection and collage. The latter, intrinsic to the work of the author since the beginning of his career as an artist in 1969. Curated by the Professor of Art History Rafael Gil Salinas, the exhibition was a clear reflection of the particular personal universe of Carmen Calvo that, in the words of Gil Salinas, is present "both from the language he uses and his constant fantasies, worries, dreams and sleeplessness. " Among the topics discussed, we found metaphors for education, family, sex, religion, love and the reminiscence of childhood. Subjects that tried to be biographies of what the elements that make up the works have lived. Among the artistic processes used by the author, the search for three-dimensionality through the use of objects "that have not been designed for artistic purposes, but have been rediscovered by the artist [...] tracing a diary of concerns, joys, illusions, sadness, dreams, losses and encounters ".
"Peces de colores en la azotea" - Carmen Calvo | Rafael Gil Salinas

Works

  • Los términos están claros

    Carmen Calvo

    "Los términos están claros"

    2017

    49.00 x 34.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Pinocho el mentiroso

    Carmen Calvo

    "Pinocho el mentiroso"

    2017

    65.00 x 33.00 cm

    Pottery

    Sculpture mixed

  • El pedestal es...

    Carmen Calvo

    "El pedestal es..."

    2017

    38.00 x 27.50 x 26.00 cm

    Wood

    Sculpture mixed

  • A table

    Carmen Calvo

    "A table"

    2017

    49.00 x 34.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Por la repetición

    Carmen Calvo

    "Por la repetición"

    2017

    131.00 x 87.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, photography

  • Anoche cuando salí a la calle

    Carmen Calvo

    "Anoche cuando salí a la calle"

    2017

    24.00 x 38.00 x 21.00 cm

    Iron and porcelain

    Sculpture mixed

  • Que allí estaban todos

    Carmen Calvo

    "Que allí estaban todos"

    2017

    20.00 x 11.00 cm

    Ceramic, wood and plastic

    Sculpture mixed

  • A noir, e blanc, i rouge

    Carmen Calvo

    "A noir, e blanc, i rouge"

    2017

    60.00 x 50.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Este café de la Marie

    Carmen Calvo

    "Este café de la Marie"

    2017

    43.00 x 22.00 cm

    Wood

    Sculpture mixed

  • Mientras lame la cara redonda

    Carmen Calvo

    "Mientras lame la cara redonda"

    2015

    60.00 x 38.00 x 27.00 cm

    Paperboard

    Sculpture mixed

  • Condiciones objetivas

    Carmen Calvo

    "Condiciones objetivas"

    2017

    20.00 x 29.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Golfos sombríos

    Carmen Calvo

    "Golfos sombríos"

    2017

    68.50 x 50.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • ¿Quién es?

    Carmen Calvo

    "¿Quién es?"

    2017

    30.00 x 20.00 cm

    Velvet bust

    Mixed sculpture

  • La miseria de mi condición no es estorbada

    Carmen Calvo

    "La miseria de mi condición no es estorbada"

    2008

    170.00 x 115.00 cm

    Paper

    Mixed technique, collage, Photography

  • ¡Las paredes son todas doradas!

    Carmen Calvo

    "¡Las paredes son todas doradas!"

    2017

    50.00 x 40.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • À tout asservie

    Carmen Calvo

    "À tout asservie"

    2016

    132.00 x 88.00 x 10.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, photography

  • A la francesa

    Carmen Calvo

    "A la francesa"

    2017

    49.00 x 34.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • No la creí

    Carmen Calvo

    "No la creí"

    2017

    50.00 x 40.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Mi lado frívolo (espejo)

    Carmen Calvo

    "Mi lado frívolo (espejo)"

    2017

    38.50 x 13.00 cm

    Wood

    Sculpture mixed

  • La realidad inmediata

    Carmen Calvo

    "La realidad inmediata"

    2017

    49.00 x 34.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, drawing and print

  • En el castillo, después de desembarcar

    Carmen Calvo

    "En el castillo, después de desembarcar"

    2017

    40.00 x 50.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Siempre la misma historia

    Carmen Calvo

    "Siempre la misma historia"

    2017

    160.00 x 92.00 cm

    Paper

    Photography

  • Los abajo firmantes

    Carmen Calvo

    "Los abajo firmantes"

    2017

    49.00 x 34.00 cm

    Paper

    Collage, engraving, painting

  • Nunca lo hago de noche

    Carmen Calvo

    "Nunca lo hago de noche"

    2017

    27.00 x 15.00 cm

    Pottery

    Sculture mixed

  • Historias

    Carmen Calvo

    "Historias"

    2017

    127.50 x 83.50 cm

    Paper

    Photography

Reviews

CARMEN

COLOURFUL FISH ON THE ROOF

RAFAEL GIL SALINAS

In "Fish of colours on the roof" the Valencian artist Carmen Calvo met completely unpublished work. Pieces, created from disciplines that travelled from sculpture, engraving and photography, to video-projection and collage. The latter, intrinsic to the work of the author since the beginning of his career as an artist in 1969.

Curated by the Professor of Art History Rafael Gil Salinas, the exhibition was a clear reflection of the particular personal universe of Carmen Calvo that, in the words of Gil Salinas, is present "both from the language he uses and his constant fantasies, worries, dreams and sleeplessness. " Among the topics discussed, we found metaphors for education, family, sex, religion, love and the reminiscence of childhood.

Subjects that tried to be biographies of what the elements that make up the works have lived. Among the artistic processes used by the author, the search for three-dimensionality through the use of objects "that have not been designed for artistic purposes, but have been rediscovered by the artist [...] tracing a diary of concerns, joys, illusions, sadness, dreams, losses and encounters ".

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