Carlos Nicanor was born in 1974 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of La Laguna and began exhibiting his work in 2002. Besides other artworks, our favourites are the wall art frames he creates.
His works have been selected in biennial exhibitions both in Las Palmas and Tenerife, deserving first prizes such as the Excellens Prize for Sculpture of the Royal Academy of BB.AA of San Miguel Arcángel (2011) or the First Prize Manolo Millares of Sculpture of CajaCanarias (2009).
In 2006 he made his first solo show, entitled “Norman Finder”, in which under the motto “where everything is made and everything to be done” would present a collection of veiled tributes to some of the sculptors admired by Brancusi and Giacometti among others. Between its exhibitions it emphasizes Antinatura / Sinbiología (2010-2012), Galería Artizar.
Nicanor is a Brossanian sculptor. It is enough to see some of his latest works to understand that his creativity aspires to give shape to a work that will be caustic alteration of the object and its meaning, always proposing a new and unusual, and that such work postulates in many cases a dadaist position that Brings it closer to Arp and Duchamp.
The sculptural intensity of Carlos Nicanor is of poetic nature. Perhaps that is why his work seems so comfortable and rigorously expressive when it bears the legacy of the avant-garde, especially Dadaism, and its ability to make objects self-sufficient, closed entities with which to communicate is essential a cultural key.