About my work

A few words about my work...

The OVER series

The beginning

Let me explain a few words about my work. I started the series “OVER” with OVER-L (overload) in 2006 . My goal was to find out what would be the result if I do not impose to myself any restriction technical, stylistic or thematic. To begin, I selected a large format canvas and acrylic paint. This would prevent a rapid or impetuous execution and let me think for days about the work I was doing. Three months later I finished the first painting for the OVER-L series: Funky Color Sun Fusion. During this process I rediscovered my interest in structural complexity, dynamic rhythms and color as an expressive vehicle.

Another meanings

A few years later I felt the need to experiment and get away from the lively and playful OVER-L. In the OVER-M series, keeping the dynamism and complexity, I almost desaturated color completely and turned to more geometrical shapes. The result was gloomier and dystopian environments. The inflection point was the painting of the “OVER-L” series “Eclectic Machine B&W“. although it still took me a few years to establish the formal rules of this series in the diptych “Grey over hub”.


Finally, OVER-C ended this trilogy. Instead “OVER-L” and “OVER-M” paintings, I started as a study. That’s the reason paintings of this series are numbered as a title. My goal was to explore antagonistic elements, typical of the previous series, in the same space. To achieve it, I used small formats to make the integration between the artificial and the organic, the spontaneous and the reflexive, the human and the mechanical, stand out even more. My latest Works turn around this concept.

The Magical Path - Abstract Painting - OVER-L series. 2015. Acrylic on linen. 50x50 cm - Antonio Carretero


Dynamic rhythms of colorful organic shapes overload large canvas in different layers.

Antonio Carretero - Shines in the darkness - Acrylic on canvas. 130x130 cm


Color desaturated and geometrical shapes to build dystopian environments. Movement and complexity into large formats.

Small size painting G30 made by Antonio Carretero


Integration between artificial and organic, spontaneous and reflective, human and mechanical.


Before being forced to stop my professional activity back in 2015, I had the privilege to show my paintings in Spain, Germany and France thanks to these three awesome galleries: EspaiB Galeria D’Art Contemporani (Barcelona), Brennecke Fine Art (Berlin), David Pluskwa Art Contemporain (Marselle)

Logo: Espai B Contemporain Art Gallery. Barcelona, Spain
Logo: David Pluskwa Art Contemporain Gallery. from Antonio Carretero website
Logo: brennecke fine arts gallery. Berlin. Germany

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