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Carmen Carmeli

Carmen Carmeli
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I was born in the North of Spain and brought to the South, living in the coast of Granada since I was a day old.
I was adopted and I haven’t got any knowledge of my biological family. This I guess influences my work in my choice of materials...mainly a variety of earths that I gather from the places I paint, a process that grounds beautifully my energy and emotions.
My practice is an ongoing dialogue with those materials that I mainly source from nature. Responding to their qualities and colours, I layer, erode, polish and build up the surface in a process of creation and destruction. It’s often lots of fun! The resulting works are inmediate, tactile, weighty objects inspired by the abstract patterns found in nature.
BA Hons fine arts at Ruskin Anglia University, Cambridge, UK.
Graduate of Leith School of Art in Painting, Edinburgh, UK.
Earlier education in Spain and USA.
Feb 2021-July 2021-art residency in Laikipia, Kenya.
July 2021- “Still” art residency and collaboration with a musician and dancer for exhibition at the end.
August 2021- summer exhibition at Edinburgh Palette Gallery, Edinburgh.
August 2021- Bruton Art Society 68th annual exhibition.
Sep 2021- The Edinburgh Colony of Artist annual exhibition.
October /November 2021- Cop 26 exhibition.
October 2021- “preservation”, solo exhibition, Edinburgh Palette.
December 2021- Christmas exhibition of St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh.
January / April 2022, Residency in Alpujarra, Granada, Spain.
May 2022- “Reflection”, solo exhibition at Edinburgh Palette Gallery.
July/August 2022, Summer exhibition at The Galery of Green and Stone, Chelsea, London.
August/October 2022, The big Art Show, Glasgow.
September 2022, The Edinburgh Colony of Artists annual show.
October 2022, The Other Art Fair, London
  • Carmen Carmeli
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