carles castel
  • 1965
    born in manresa (catalonia/spain)
  • 1986-1991
    studies in fine arts at the central university of barcelona among others, his teachers were prof. joan hernández pijuan and prof. xavier grau
  • 1991-1996
    conservation and restoration of art
  • 1992-1994
    doctorate studies in fine arts and art history at the central university of barcelona
  • 1992-1995
    scholarship in research and fieldwork at the catalan centre of conservation and restoration
  • 2001
    ph.d. in fine arts at the central university of barcelona. during his studies and his work in restoration of art, carles castel has developed his painting career in parallel
  • from 1998-2002
    carles castel lived and painted in london
  • from 2002-2004
    the artist painted and studied in osaka, japan
  • since 2005
    carles castel has been living and painting between barcelona and berlin

his paintings are in private collections in europe, usa, mexico, brazil and the far east

carles castel explains his art to two young children in his studio 2019

  • 1999-2013
    blunden oriental, london (yearly exhibitions)
  • 2000- 2013
    affordable art fair, london (yearly exhibitions)
  • 2004
    metropolitan museum of art, tokyo (group exhibition)
  • 2010
    fett 6, space for art, hamburg
  • 2010
    merck finck & co. private bankers, hamburg
  • 2010
    pigs, berlin
  • 2011
    merck finck & Co, private bankers, hamburg
  • 2012
    ballhaus pankow, berlin (group exhibition)
  • 2013
    german association of the automotive industry (VDA), berlin
  • 2013
    kunstverein kunsthaus potsdam (group exhibition)
  • 2014
    german association of the automotive industry (VDA), berlin
  • 2015
    spanisch embassy / hotel BARCELO, hamburg
  • 2015
    spanish embassy / BAGL-art fair, berlin
  • spanish embassador pablo garcia-berdoy
    visiting the exhibition in berlin
  • 2016
    cumberland house, zirngibl, law firm, berlin
  • 2016
    bernheimer contemporary, berlin (group exhibition)
  • 2016
    fashion week, bernheimer contemporary, berlin
  • 2016
    checkpoint # 12 Ilgen, berlin (group exhibition)
  • 2017
    installation, xantener str. 6, berlin
  • 2017
    bernheimer contemporary, material boys & girls, part I, munich (group exhibition)
  • 2017
    bernheimer contemporary, material boys & girls, part ll, berlin (group exhibition)
  • 2018
    edmond gallery, berlin (together with Yoyo)
    ai wei wei visiting carles at his exhibition in berlin 2018
  • 2019
    several private exhibitions in spain, u.k. and germany
  • 2020-2021
    exhibitions paused during covid-19 pandemics

additionally, his works have been exhibited privately in france, germany, hongkong, japan, mexico, spain, u.k. and USA.

Carles Castel at Saatchi Art
Carles Castel at Etsy