Identity understood as the solidification of an instant or state gives a sense of permanence, transcendence and stability. This model, when altered, enters into crisis. My work explores the topology of our ideas. Our mind generates spaces where the oneiric is mixed with the subjectification of reality, reproducing a new state of things. Assuming that change is a continuous state, my work investigates the role of forgetting as a distorting and creative element.
In this context, I use layers as a metaphor for the transformative process. Its transparency, by letting us glimpse part of the creative phase, acts as the trace of time does. These layers are formalized in paper, light or exposure times that I paste, copy, stack or erase, converting them into a single element that I later decompose again, thus generating a continuous course of work.
Carlos Sebastiá is an international artist currently residing in London. He received a Fine Arts Degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, he studied also at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing) during one year, and moving finally to London for his MFA at UAL (University of Arts of London) which finished with distinctions.
His works have been exhibited in Spain, Portugal, France, USA, China, Austria, and the UK, in different festivals, art fairs or galleries, like most recently the Museum Angerlehner in Wels (Austria), or Imaginaria Photo Festival in Castellón (Spain.)
Sebastiá was selected in International Festival of INCUBARTE and awarded by the Prize (Club Levante Special Award), also nominated to the BEST PHOTOGRAPHY at DALI INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL in China.
He has completed artist residencies in Iceland on the occasion of the Fresh Wind International Art Biennale, Austria, Spain, United Kingdom and China.
Some of his works are in important private collections as for instance, DKV Collection considered one of the best collections of young artists in Spain
2016 MASTER IN FINE ARTS, UAL (Uiversity of Arts of London) (UK) – Distinction.
2013 FINE ARTS DEGREE, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) – Distinction.
Collections, Awards and Collaborations
2018 Currently Artworks in the Collection from Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
2015 Nomination BEST PHOTOGRAPHY DALI INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, Dali, (China)
2014 CHAIR IN ART AND DISEASES, Fine Arts Faculty, Polytechnics University of Valencia (Spain) in collaboration with CAFA Beijing, (China)
PROMOE scholarship, CAFA Beijing (Central Academy of Fine Arts), China
2013 Currently Artworks in DKV COLLECTION from 2013
2012 Finalist in the International Festival of INCUBARTE, Valencia (Spain).
CLUB DIARIO LEVANTE SPECIAL AWARD, Valencia (Spain).
1998 Erasmus Université Paris XII (Student Mobility Program).
Art Fairs, Festivals and Residencies
First Floor Space Art Residency, London (UK) – 1 month production and exhibition.
2015 INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, ABANDON AND BUILDING ENDEARMENT, INPUT: 10 years Spanish photography, Dali (China)
IMAGINARIA PHOTO FESTIVAL -"BUILDING ENDEARMENT", Museum Casa Polo, Villa-Real (Spain)
2012 HYBRIDA ART FESTIVAL, (Audio & Visual Concert), Las Naves, Valencia (Spain)
4º SONS CREATIVOS DE LUGO MUSICA E NATURALEZA (Audio & Visual Concert), Lugo (Spain)
Major Solo Exhibitions
2015 ABANDON AND BUILDING ENDEARMENT, INPUT: 10 years Spanish photography DALI
INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL, Dali, (China)
2015 ROSTROS, Confucius Institute at Octubre Centro Cultural, Valencia (Spain)
2014 ABANDON, Jiali Gallery, Beijing (China)
2013 ZAI HUI, Espacio 40 Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
2012 DAILY REFLECTIONS, City Hall Cultural Center of Onda, Castellón (Spain)
2011 IMPROVEMENTS, Nadir Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
INTRODUCTIONS 1, Nadir Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
2010 A SOLITUDE REFLECTION, Braulio II Gallery, Castellón (Spain)
FACES, Las Aulas, Council of Castellón (Spain)
Selected Group Exhibitions
in collaboration with Mar Juan, Panamá Díaz and Mario Montoya
CAPAS, Morgue Gallery at UAL, London (UK) - video performance installation in collaboration with Mar Juan and Panamá Díaz
One That Holds Everything, The Crypt Gallery, London (UK)
LIFE IN A SHOE BOX, Back Room Gallery, Peckham (London-UK)
2015 ENCOUNTER, CCD Show Room, Cao Chang Di Art District, Beijing (China)
BIERLOSKY, Railowsky Photo Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
BUILDING ENDEARMENT, See+ Gallery, Beijing (China)
PERSPECTIVES-ART, LIVER DISEASES AND ME, Reed Messe Congress Center, Vienna (Austria)
2014 DEMATERIALIZATION OF BEING, Cervantes Institute, Beijing (China)
ARTWORKS, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (China)
2013 THE CITY, Espacio Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
2010 END OF THE CRISIS, Nadir Gallery, Madrid (Spain)
DASYC FOUNDATION Charity Exhibition Fund, Puchol Gallery, Valencia (Spain)
FIVE FOUNDATION Charity Exhibition Fund, Madrid (Spain)
2009 A SOLITUDE REFLECTION Geraldes da Silva Gallery, Oporto (Portugal)
A SOLITUDE REFLECTION Aeon Logic Art Gallery, New York (USA)
2008 Artana Museum, Castellón (Spain)
Dávalos Fletcher Foundation, Castellón (Spain)
2007 Sala Casa Abadía, Bancaja Foundation, Castellón (Spain)
City Hall of Alcocebre, Castellón (Spain)
Benicasim Theatre, Benicasim City Hall, Castellón, (Spain)
2006 ATENEO of Castellón (Spain)
Cultural Center of Alboraya, Valencia (Spain)
2002 Université París XII (France)
IMAGINARIA PHOTO FESTIVAL, “BEIJING WALKS”, Castellón (Spain) - 30m public photo installation at Castellon Central Market (Spain)