Carlos Morago

Carlos Morago’s paintings are characterized for the individual dialogue he establishes between his desire to accurately describe reality and his interest in light, which he portrays in an unusual way. He utilizes soft, cool and satin colors conveying a sense of proximity, silence and calm. One of the artist’s favorite subjects is empty and bare space, which are serene, balanced and enveloped in a special atmosphere of light depicted by grey and ochre tones. Often these spaces open to panoramic views of cities. Other times they lead to other spaces only partially shown in the background like gardens and patios. There, a few plants and the occasional red flower, admirably depicted, would bring the necessary contrast to create a good harmony of shapes and colors.


The artist takes countless photos and chooses the most evocative. He transforms an unexciting scene, which for most of us would be mere evidence of daily life, into something completely different. He turns it into a marvelous painting, powerfully lyrical, suffused with warmth and enigmatic atmospheres, almost metaphysical. Although he always works within the boundaries of his unique artistic language, each piece of artwork means a new research process for him.


“I am looking for a creative lighting of an atmosphere that surrounds what us represented in a personal way. I base my work more on nuances than on contrasts, with which I express my own interiority, committed to the light that is the present.”


He is a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville, Spain, and has been awarded many prizes. His creations have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Madrid and many other Spanish cities and, on several occasions also in France, Germany, Holland, England and Mexico.