@Photos Vicente Albero Irles
Xavi Carbonell was born in Alcoy in 1971. It is here that has fixed his residence at present, but carries out its production between Alcoy and New York.
His passion for art and a compelling need to express their feelings plastic, led him to enter the world of painting for over two decades. His main influences have not only come from the hands of artists like Basquiat, Cy Twombly, Saura and other Abstract Expressionism, but also of the doodles sketched by children. His work is reflected his interest in Children's Art, not only from a formal point of view, where the iconographic elements are sketched with lines that seem to have emerged from the hand of a child-but also in the choice of subjects. Through his work invites us to enter their particular universe, a universe without realizing it, try to do our.
His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and art centers. Arteinversión, Carmen de la Guerra (Madrid), THEMA (Valencia), the CADA (Alcoy), are examples. It has been present also in numerous international exhibitions, highlighting Dubai, Antwerp and New York Affordable in the latter represented by the New York Art Angler, gallery representing you in the U.S. since 2012.
He has been selected in numerous awards: XIII Painting Prize 2012 University of Murcia, the Third Biennial of Engraving Etching 2011 Valladolid, and in three editions of the Bancaja Prizes for Painting, Sculpture and Digital Art, in 2009, 2008 and 2006 as well as on I Alcoy Art Biennale, 1996.
His work is included in numerous public and private collections.
M ª VICTORIA ARRIBAS ROLDAN