Salamanca, Spain, 1943
The work of Carlos Evangelista exploits the modularity of Minimal Art, both in painting and sculpture, taking advantage of the presence of monochrome colors, creating unprecedented articulations of three-dimensional geometric figures of concrete abstract appearance.
Carlos Evangelista is a Spanish Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1943. Carlos Evangelista’s work has been offered at auction multiple times.
Painter and sculptor. His work is written within the geometric Abstraction marked by expressive elements coming from Constructivism. Throughout his career, he has maintained a vocation for experimentation with different materials in his sculptural works such as aluminum, wood, and steel. In these sculptures, color is replaced by the omnipresence of space and the displacements of the planes. While in painting oil on wood has been his recurring materials; monochromatic colors sketch the movement, discovering the kinetic intentions of these paintings. Among his main grants are; Banesto Prize I Biennial City of Zamora (1971); III Biennial City of Zamora (1975); Award I Contest of Port-au-Prince (1982); Special Mention Goya Prize of Madrid (1988). The work of Evangelista exploits the modularity of Minimal Art, both in painting and sculpture, taking advantage of the presence of monochrome colors, creating unprecedented articulations of three-dimensional geometric figures of concrete abstract appearance. Producing a reflection, from the interrelation of both disciplines sculpture and painting and in the key of applied art, around urbanistic and architectural thinking in the cities of our time.
His personal exhibitions include, among others, Galería Gracia, Madrid (Spain, 1974); 15th Century Gallery, Segovia (Spain, 1988); Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi (Finland, 1994); Gallery Villa D’Arte, Barranquilla (Colombia, 1993); 49 Gallery, New York (U.S.A., 1999); Museum of Zamora (2002); Kreisler Gallery, Madrid (2005); “Concrete Drives” Durban Segnini Gallery Miami (2011); “Modular sections”. Francisco Sobrino Museum, Guadalajara (2016). His work is represented in public and private collections in North America, Europe, and Latin America.
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