Exhibition:  Dec 14, 2012  – April 24, 2013

Ernesto Canovas high gloss mixed media pieces tell us stories fueled by images from historical events as well as contemporary life. Canovas borrows and gathers pictures from vintage photographs and electronic media alike. He uses an own manufacturing, printing and painting process with numerous layers, applying the pictures onto wood most of the time. This physical depth gives his works additional mystery and ambiguity.

Canovas graduated with a BFA from the Edinburgh College of art and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London 2011. He received awards from the Catlin Group and the Royal Scottish Academy. He was shortlisted for the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s New Sensations Prize 2011 and for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011. Canovas has exhibited widely in solo and group shows inter-nationally, including metropolises as New York, Miami, San Francisco Berlin, Amsterdam, Munich and several cities in the UK.


Luxury Decadence, 2012
Mixed Media and resin on Board
100 x 210 cm (3 panels)