Toni H Carné

Since he was a child, Antonio Hortelano Carné, born in Terrassa (Barcelona) and living in Rubí (Barcelona), has an artistic inclination. Years after years, he would spend his days drawing and would reflect everything he could see in his drawings.

In those years, when he was back from school, completely absorbed by comics and illustration, he would spend time giving shape in his drawings to all he could swallow as possessed; Milo Manara’s drawings, the realism of Luis Royo, and many other comics geniuses that appeared in Zona 84 y Tótem, references and sources of inspiration that would deeply mark him.

When he studied fine arts, he discovered the art of H.R. Giger and later he became obsessed with the surrealism of Dalí and its pictorial perfection. Absolutely amazed by the power of things and the great painters, he stopped copying the reality in his trial drawings with pencil or oil and immersed himself in giving shape to the subconscious and copying it, nourishing therefore his own style, leaving space for improvisation and pure automatism. From this day, surrealism is part of his art…

Until today, his paintings can represent oneiric landscapes, nude women as well as portraits and realistic figures, bucolic dusks or earthly paradises. Giving shape to the most inaccessible imagination, we could almost say, “psyche” studies.

Always trying to keep the freshness and fascination of the first years. With time, light and colors dominate part of his work and his themes are becoming more intense, with works that move thanks to their sensibility, intense and uncontrolled emotions. Art has no limit.

Passion for details, colors and the well-thought distribution of the surroundings, emotions and their memory and sensations turn each work into an odyssey, a trip into the being, to come out and fascinate the world.

Toni H Carné is above all a visceral person and this is revealed and transmitted in his work; it possesses you before becoming universal. Because …

“The most important is that everything flows without fear and that the light, shape and color reach us from everywhere”.

Exhibitions

1991: Plaza Dr. Pearson, Rubí (collective exhibition)

1993: Former train station in Rubí (individual exhibition “Miradas a lo más intimo”)

1998: Plaza Primero de Mayo, Terrassa (individual exhibition)

2000: Ateneu in Rubí (individual exhibition “El arte del sexo“) (collective exhibition “Neo irracionalismos”)

2004: Pa Màgic Restaurant Rubí

2005: Galería Per For Art, Barcelona (Exposición colectiva “Neo irracionalismos”)

2007: Local Upr de Rubí

2009: Pub Shakespeare Rubí

2013/2014: Frankfurt els Arcs Rubí

Education

1991-1993. Escuela de Arte y Diseño EDRA (Art and Design School), Rubí (Barcelona)

1993-1995. Escuela BAU Diseño Gráfico (graphical design) (Barcelona)