Edu Carrillo (Santander, 1995) graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. He currently lives in Oviedo, Asturias. His work has been exhibited collectively at Da2, Salamanca (2017) and at Sala AVAM, Matadero, Madrid (2018). He has participated in ARCO Madrid 2022 and 2021, and at Untitled Art Fair in Miami.
His work reflects the aesthetics and experiences associated to his generation. Themes such as love and break-up, magic and fantasy, music, friendship, dance and nature envelop his canvases and drawings. Through primitive gestures and vivid colour palettes, the artist generates a universe where the characters are carefully dressed in the most trendy contemporary fashions, such as the skater style influenced by the 90s. The sense of energy that the works instill in the viewer reveals the artist’s intention to represent light-hearted and naïve scenes that encourage us to experience the fluidity of forms and to flee from the premeditated.
Recent exhibitions include “Saper vedere”, JPS Gallery, Tokyo (Japan, 2022); Atomic 101 Art, Shangai (China, 2021); “Ambiguous Identity”, 42 Art Space, Beijing (China, 2021); “Eating Sugar? No, papa!”, L21 LAB, Palma de Mallorca (Spain, 2021) and the solo show “Hide the candies inside my hat”, L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca (Spain, 2021).