Alejandro Carpintero

Alejandro Carpintero is a Spanish painter represented by the Galerie C.O.A since 2016. A multidisciplinary artist with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Madrid, he has received a scholarship from the Leed Metropolitan University of Art (Yorkshire, UK) before exhibiting his work in several prestigious institutions around the world, such as the Hoki Museum in Japan (Tokyo), and the MEAM (Barcelona), among others.

When he attempts to visualize a person in his imagination, images in the form of fragments emerge in Alejandro Carpintero’s mind. A smile, an expression, a color... He can never see the person as a whole and tries to convey these fragmented visions in his paintings. He started using ‘impasto’ as a way to better grasp reality in his work but the more he uses this technique, the further away he gets from it. Alejandro Carpintero is obsessed with things that are in flux, like a street sign that loses its function to become something purely aesthetic or a teenage girl that just abandoned her childhood. To represent these moments of transition is his biggest challenge. It is his belief that there is a perfect meeting point between an artist’s vision and his references and he has become accustomed to painting at the very edge of these two worlds.