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ABOUT ME

I am José Carmona (k-ant), born in the city of Cartagena, Murcia (Spain) in 1971. Graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Valencia in 1995. Graphic design teacher in occupational vocational training courses of the INEM of Murcia for several years.
In 2017 I create, under the pseudonym k-ant, the NOARTE movement, halfway between philosophy and Art criticism, with the purpose of understanding and defining the current modern Art, for this I convene the competitions Art for Beans and, with the collaborations of l@s participants, a series of three books that compose as a whole a theory of modern Art is created.
In my artistic facet, as José Carmona, I begin a series of more aesthetic and commercial works, some of them with a synthetic and colorful style, others with a certain social criticism and in others I work on concepts related to the mechanization of society.
In this more commercial facet some of my works have been selected in various painting contests, although my work is always printed, as I prefer to use the computer and digital techniques rather than the manual technique, which I consider a legacy of the past that condemns artists to a forced craftsmanship. On the other hand, the digital technique frees us from manual work to focus the attention on what really matters in the work: the idea that it tries to represent, over the technique, which takes a second place.

DATA:

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TITLES:
1995: Bachelor of fine arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
1995: Erasmus grant to study at the end of degree in Liège (Belgium).

PRIZES:
2003: Selected for the 8th Ángel Orensanz “Ciudad de Sabiñánigo” international sculpture award with the sculpture entitled "Prisoner".
2007: Selected for the X Ángel Orensanz “Ciudad de Sabiñánigo” international sculpture award with the sculpture entitled "Stream".
2008: Selected in the 1st Reciclarte sculpture contest with the sculpture "here it comes...".
2018: Selected in the XVIII University of Murcia Painting Prize with the work "What am I?".
2021: Selected Milagros Mir Painting Prize, Catarroja City Council with the work "Images of a life".
2022: Selected in the contest of Painting Ciutat de Manises with the work "Offices".
2022: Selected in the LIII Painting Contest of Luarca (Asturias) with the work "Lady Snows finishes working".

CURATORIAL ACTIVITY / COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
2017: Creator of the NOARTE artistic movement and NOARTE manifesto.
2018: Organizer 1st Art Contest for Beans, what is Art?.
2018: Collective exhibition INCART 2018.
2019: Organizer of the 2nd Art Contest for Habichuelas, what am I painting here?.
2020: Organizer Art Contest for Habichuelas 2020 "Looks from the hidden face of Art".
2020: Organizer of the Art Contest for Beans "At home for covid-19".
2022: Work at the 3 Punts gallery in Barcelona.
2022: Work at the Babel Arte gallery in Murcia (Spain).

INDIVIDUAL EXPOSITIONS:
1998: Exhibition at the Ramón Alonso Luzzy Cultural Center in Cartagena entitled "From Pop Art to the Stone Age".

PUBLICATIONS:
2018: IS ART DEAD?.
2019: Conversations about authenticity and decontextualization in modern artistic work.
2020: In the limits of Art.


All these publications are free of charge and freely downloadable and distributable.