Carlos Canet Fortea

Carlos Canet Fortea

Alicante, Spain, Spain

About Carlos Canet Fortea

Photographer and filmmaker, I have always thought that there is a field where the limits of each art are blurred and the edges are confused with another means of expression. I believe that everything that surrounds us influences our way of perceiving the world, of being and feeling; Even the smallest and most insignificant things, and that's where my eyes focus.For years I worked in chemical photography and when digital photography appeared, it represented a real revolution in my way of working, but I kept the same conceptual aspects. Currently I use the two techniques interchangeably. I think we are all sponges that we absorb with external influences and also from our own experience. Here you can find a selection of my work. Since 2009 I have combined photography with cinema, making the short films The Criminal , The Announcent Goodbyes and nowadays the documentary Chords from Life.

Education

After studying higher education I started working as an apprentice in an old photography studio, where I trained in classical technique at the beginning of the 80s. Since then I have not stopped studying and getting to know everything that has interested me.

Events

Featured in Saatchiart´s collection Best of August 2020
Featured in Saatchiart´s collection New This Week 17-8-20.
2020 Photographic project Confined Images. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGOqg4TOH9Q
Photographic project Fair Days. You can see it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqdmgxkgKd0
2018 Exhibition The Dark Light. You can see a report here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFow0x1oCtY&t=47s
2015 Premiere of the short film Announced Farewells. You can see the short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiJVaA55hFE&t=5s
2013 Premiere of the short film The Criminal. You can see here the short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEs8Gdq9Ed0
I ARCO Photography Contest 1987, Madrid, Spain
National Young Photographers Award. 1988. Madrid, Spain
Plastic Arts research scholarship Eusebio Sempere Center.1989
Project 4 Directions. Reina Sofia National Museum, 1991, Madrid, Spain
Spanish Cultural Week 1996.I. Cervantes Bremen, Germany

Exhibitions

(Summary)
1984 City Council of Alicante Spain
1985 Caixa Valencia (Group exhibition) Valencia,
Spain
1987 Sala JAPA. Alicante, Spain
1988 InterArte (Group exhibition) Valencia Spain
1990 Moriarty Gallery (Group exhibition). Madrid,
Spain
1990 Fúcares Gallery (Group exhibition) Amagro,
Spain
1992 EXPO 92 (Group exhibition) Sevilla, Spain
1994 Valencian Photographers (Group exhibition). Mie,Japan
1997 Italia Gallery. Alicante Spain
2005 El carro de Tespis. Sax, Spain
2006 Sala Mengolero. Rojales, Spain
2006 Forn Cultural. Petrer, Spain
2009 Manhattan exhibition. Espai d´art. Benidorm, Spain
2009 Fish market. Alicante, Spain
2015 Spanische film fest. Berlin, Germany
2016 Casas Sanchís. Monóvar, Spain
2018 L'espai Room. Alicante, Spain

He has work represented in private collections in Spain, France, Germany and the USA.