"After all, we are a synthesis
of everything we absorb
and our personality
the result of a selective interpretation"
Chicote CFC / 2012
Carlos Fernández Chicote Fernández Vergara or "Chicote CFC" was born in the city of Madrid - Spain, son of Adolfo and Remedios.
Alcorcón, then a modest town south of the great capital with just 200 inhabitants was the place of family residence, a small municipality lacking the facilities and means necessary to give birth to a child.
Apparently somewhat introverted in appearance, during these first years the young Carlos will spend long hours spellbound drawing in the company of his mother while she was doing regular household chores and tasks. Life was monotonous in a home where radio or television did not exist and in which the few night activities that could be carried out, at best, were around a light bulb or candles when there was no regular light
At that time, he entered the "Juan XXIII" study center in Alcorcón (Madrid), where he began his cycle of early childhood education and primary education.
It will be around this age when his uncle, at that time the closest neighbor of the family, "Fernando Santoyo" one day will ask about his future concerns in reference to what he would like to devote when he is older, to which Carlos will respond without doubting for a moment his great desire to be "quadrero ...", having already very clear in spite of the cruel and erroneous answer that for him this supposed to devote himself to painting.
He made a first contact in the family business at the time dedicated to stationery, small toys and press that in March of this year would open its doors and run his mother "Remedios Chicote Vergara" in the main street, 22 Alcorcón (Madrid). Thanks to this, you can have and use your first drawing and painting material.
Begins to give symptoms of great sense and artistic sensitivity, qualities that would not go unnoticed by the tutor who would then govern her fifth course of basic general education that proposed the task of decorating the walls of the classroom in full size every month with impressive drawings painted on wax on brown paper full of illustrations that documented the science subject that was taught at that time and that would mean acquiring great security and precision in the drawing as well as in the learning of the subjects.
Once the cycle of compulsory education of Basic General Education is over, he will repeatedly beg his parents insistently until then to disagree, in an attempt to convince them to allow him to continue his baccalaureate training at the "Juan XXIII" study center Alcorcón (Madrid) near your workplace. They will end up accepting, but in exchange for incompatibility with their obligations at work, they will be forced to complete their classes at night. He will opt for the branch of science knowing that he could combine it with the subject of drawing.
Begin to rehearse and study the effect of depth in the painting in order to obtain the sensation of three dimensions by performing a work composed of three parts, a diffuse colored background on cardboard devoid of detail and two glass panels in which it intercalates various painted figures in superimposed planes all made in tempera. His title, "Three-dimensional - 1975".
During these first years of high school he will make friends with those who will turn out to be his best and most loyal friends for life, "Manuel Redondo and Félix Rubio". They will be the ones who entrust all their pictorial concerns and will be the ones that most influence their education and behavior during so many hours of talks, meetings and leisure time.
He made what will be his first portrait of the ruling monarch "Juan Carlos I - 1976-77" carried out on cardboard and tempera.
Moisés, a family friend and habitual consumer of art products from the family business, amateur and art lover, gives him several books about the technique of pen and ink drawing of which he is very passionate, encouraging his learning. It will certainly help you during these first years.
Participates in the contest of Plastic Arts of the "Center of Academic Studies Juan XXIII" in Alcorcón (Madrid). He is awarded the 2nd Prize with the work made in Chinese ink "Natividad - 1978".
He is hired as a first painter and in the decoration of large tents in the factory-workshop of "Toldos Castellanos" Alcorcón (Madrid) run by D. Eladio Castellanos. From now on you will receive and will have to attend numerous and complex drawing and graphic works always on the sidelines and outside working hours in the family store.
Influenced by fashion and its closest environment is attracted to music, which leads him in a self-taught way, with a guitar manual undone by his brother, to learn this instrument. Soon he will enter the academy of musical studies "Edimey" in which for two years he will receive lessons in Spanish music and guitar. Alcorcón (Madrid).
He makes numerous and varied drawings and works in different sizes and techniques for covers, slides and mural posters that he will use in the presentation and exhibition of themes for the different academic subjects.
He carries out what will be his first clay modeling job. It shows the torso of an Egyptian pharaoh about 25 cm tall, partially colored, which will be called "Egyptian."
Visit for the first time the "Prado Museum" Madrid, a building at that time old and dull that will pleasantly surprise you.
He begins to project his first large mural of 1.5 x 4 meters in enamel paint "National Valuarte - 1979" that would cover much of the walls of the inner courtyard of his parents' house, a project that will be incomplete to know that It would be destroyed shortly after starting it due to remodeling.
He asks his parents for the possibility of studying Fine Arts at the Faculty of Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid, but they deny that request because he does not have the support of his brother, who was then in charge of the family business. They doubt that this can bring a good future.
But at the continuing insistence, at least he obtains permission to appear for the entrance exams as an illustrator in the subsidiary of the animation and filming studios "Hanna Barbera" in the United States. Sister Mª Teresa About to complete the tests to approve her income, she is required to enter military service.
This year begins his journey in the mandatory military service as a waiter in the pool of officers of the Air Force first and within the body of the military police later. He will make a small painting exhibition in the officers' room animated by a captain who will end up taking him great esteem and appreciation. Four Winds (Madrid). Many vacant hours of waiting between service and service in the body of the guard dedicated to the study and reading of authors such as "Plato", "Aristotle", "Niezstche" and "Kafka" whom he met in his student days and that They will immerse you in continuous reflection.
1983 / 1997
Take part in the competition for new artists that organizes and carries out the "Durán-Antigüedades Art Gallery - Madrid" that will take place in the room "Eureka", with the oil work "The process of Josef K. - 1978 ”based on the famous story and essay by the Czech writer Kafka" The process ". It turns out to be selected to participate in what will be his first collective exhibition.
He is invited to participate in the exhibition of young artists that is held in the exhibition hall of the central district board of Arganzuela (Madrid) which he cannot attend due to incompatibility with his work.
Enter the "Center for Academic Studies of Art - Artium" in Madrid, governed by "D. Eduardo Peña ", a notable painter and heir of a consolidated generational saga of plastic artists. He will share numerous classes with his great friend and painter residing in France" Eva Maqueda ". He will only be able to take a course, one year after entering he must leave the studies for disagreements with his brother.
It will be precisely his teacher and teacher, Eduardo Peña, who urges him to please never abandon art even though he is forced to leave the academy, since he predicts a great future with such great qualities and abilities.
Begins, from the hand of his cousins "Alejandro Muñoz and Mª Carmen Santoyo" to travel through very different places of the Spanish geography and from them he will take his love and interest in photography.
Take part in the formation of the Pop-Rock group "Marching" as a soloist, acoustic guitar and composer. Otero - Talavera de la Reina (Toledo).
He participates as a collaborator and art critic in the biweekly newsletter "Nifer". Alcorcón - Madrid. This leads him to enter the circle and deal directly with the plastic artists of his city among them "Miguel Recuero" "Ibírico" and "Eva Maqueda" with whom he would share many hours in the drawing room during his first years of academy and that later would end up residing in Paris becoming part of the circle of artists in France, as well as many others.
He begins to project his second large mural of 1x 6 meters in acrylics “The nightmare of a dream that entails the decline of my happiness - 1985” that will cover the great entrance hall of his parents' house and although incomplete, will be destroyed later.
Create great and amazing decorations both to decorate the facade and to improve the image of the windows of the family business.
Performs regular work as an illustrator and muralist in the decoration of the main bars of trendy drinks.
Live performance in different fashion pubs. Santa Olalla - Talavera de la Reina. (Toledo).
Live performance in the town hall square on the occasion of the festivities of Otero - Talavera de la Reina. (Toledo).
Live performance in different disco pub and summer terraces in Domingo Pérez-Talavera de la Reina. (Toledo).
It obtains the first position in the contest of decoration of shop windows that the City council of Alcorcón - Madrid carries out.
Participate in the contest of musical groups held in Talavera de la Reina. (Toledo) remaining among the three finalists.
Live performance in the bullring of Talavera de la Reina as opening act for "Luz Casal". Talavera of the Queen. (Toledo).
Live performance in the open area of the town hall on the occasion of the festivities of the city of Torrijos - Talavera de la Reina (Toledo).
Live performance in a pub album of "El Casar de Escalona" - Talavera de la Reina (Toledo).
Make several courses in management, marketing, accounting and business management. Fuenlabrada (Madrid).
He began his stage as a creative and graphic designer in the branch of graphic arts. Alcorcón (Madrid). A large number of corporate image, design and stand assembly works for national fairs are being commissioned for many different companies and corporations.
He specializes in the technique of printing and cutting vinyl. This will allow you to take the design and brand image to the labeling of commercial vehicles and companies of any size.
He travels to different cities in Morocco in the company of his sister "María Teresa" with whom he will repeat several times to different destinations. A print edition with the title "Berber Canaan" will be published in 2009.
Travel to Hong Kong and to different cities in Thailand. A print edition with the title "Pearls of the East" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in the United States. A print edition with the title "Looking for Big Dreams" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. A print edition with the title "Austro-Hungarian Empire" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities of the Catalan community and repair in Figueras to visit the "Dalí theater-museum".
Travel to the Vatican City and to different cities in Italy. A print edition with the title "Imperators & Papas" will be published in 2009.
Finally he manages to fulfill his dream of seeing the work and places in which the great masters of the Renaissance worked whom he admired so much and with whom he dreamed so many times worked.
Travel Pakistan, Nepal and to different cities in India. A print edition with the title "Bharat & Terai" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Wales, Scotland and England. A print edition with the title "Celts and Saxons" will be published in 2009.
Meet "Pilar Tena Carvajal" with whom he establishes a short and intimate relationship and from which some of his latest oil works will emerge.
Travel to different cities of China. A print edition with the title "Pearls of the East" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in France. Visit for the first time the "Louvre" museum. A print edition with the title "Tülbend Náhuatl" will be published in 2009.
Travel to Finland, Estonia, Denmark and to different cities in Norway and Sweden. A print edition with the title "Viking Domains" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities in France, Belgium and Holland. In Paris visit the famous "Musée d'Orsay" that brings together the largest exhibition of impressionist artists in the world. A print edition with the title "Tülbend Náhuatl" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Turkey. A print edition with the title "Hittites" will be published in 2008.
1998 / 2014
Travel to different cities in Austria, Germany, Switzerland. A print edition with the title "Celts and Saxons" will be published in 2009.
Travel to Mexico, Cuba and the United States. A print edition with the title "Looking for Big Dreams" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Egypt. Visit the impressive museum of Egyptian history in Cairo. "A print edition with the title" Kemet "will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities in Canada. A print edition with the title "Canada" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Israel and Jordan. A print edition with the title "Berber Canaan" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Romania. A print edition with the title "Czars and Wallachians" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities of Russia. Visit the famous Gallery of Russian artists "Tretyakov". In St. Petersburg you will visit the famous museum of the "Hermitage" and later you will meet a young Russian named "Tatiana" by profession and local guide during the tourist season in the summer residence of "Peterhof", which is He will fall in love and with whom he will maintain regular contact and a very good friendship. A print edition with the title "Czars and Wallachians" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Portugal. A print edition with the title "In the Wrath and in the Origin" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities in Greece. Visit the historic archaeological museum of Athens. A print edition with the title "In the Wrath and in the Origin" will be published in 2009.
Travel to Singapore and to different cities in Indonesia. A print edition with the title "Bharat & Terai" will be published in 2009.
He travels to different cities in Tunisia in the company of his Russian partner "Tatiana". A print edition with the title "Kemet" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities in Australia and New Zealand. A print edition with the title "Antipodes" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities of Kenya and Tanzania. A print edition with the title "Kilimanjaro" will be published in 2008.
Travel to Singapore and to different cities in Myanmar and Cambodia. A print edition with the title "Pagan and the Khmer Empire" will be published in 2008.
Travel to Brazil and to different cities in Argentina. A print edition with the title "La Patagonia" will be published in 2008.
Meet and start your relationship with "Ana Belén Fernández Gordillo", who will be his wife, model and inspiration in many of the works of the first era of "Symbiosism."
Travel to different cities in Japan. A print edition with the title "Nippon" will be published in 2008.
Travel to Easter Island and to different cities in Chile and Polynesia. On this occasion and from this trip, it will be "Ana" who will accompany you on all your trips. A print edition with the title "Hells and Paradises" will be published in 2008.
Travel to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and to different cities in Poland. A print edition with the title "Baltiya" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities in Vietnam. A print edition with the title "Viet Nam" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities in South Africa and Zimbabwe. A print edition with the title "Boers & Bantues Trail" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities of Thailand and Laos. A print edition with the title "Thai Tribes" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina. A print edition with the title "Balkans" will be published in 2008.
Travel to different cities of Peru. A print edition with the title "The country of the Andes" will be published in 2009.
"Sunni of Sham" in 2009. Travel to different cities in Syria. A print edition with the title "Sunies of Sham" will be published in 2009.
Travel to different cities of Malaysia and Borneo. A print edition with the title "Insulindia" will be published in 2010.
Travel to different cities in Holland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and France. A print edition with the title "Benelux & Deutsch-French" will be published in 2010.
Travel to Maldives and to different cities in Sri Lanka. A print edition with the title "Selán" will be published in 2010.
Travel to different cities in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. A print edition with the title "Bolg & Bohemia" will be published in 2011.
Start experimenting with the mixture of photography and painting. It uses the resources it has been acquiring in computer science and the photo retouching to superimpose brush strokes and digital strokes.
This practice will bring you new perspectives in the field of art and will provide you with a vital experience to formalize what will end up being the "Symbiosism" or movement of "Symbiotic Art" that merges photography and painting and with it begins its new stage as artist. Alcorcón (Madrid)
Travel to Alaska (USA) and to different cities in Canada. A print edition with the title "Alaska" will be published in 2013.
Travel to different cities in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. In London you will visit the "British Museum" for the first time. A print edition with the title "Eire & United Kingdom" in 2014 remains unfinished.
Travel to the Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi - Dubai - Fujairah).
Travel to the Vatican and to different cities in Italy.
Create a blog where you start to hang some of the photographs taken on trips, with light photographic tweaks that exceed what the photograph itself is.
It will be his cousin "Francisco Muñoz" once leafed through his blog who will encourage him to publish his pictorial work of youth.
Encouraged by this and by the praise he obtains from numerous followers, he will begin to propose again to resume the path of art with professionalism. It will be from now on when "Symbiosism" begins to take solidity.
2015 / 2020
Travel again to different cities in Morocco.
Travel again to different cities in Austria and Hungary.
After more than two years, it has taken time to complete and develop the methods and procedures that allow it to acquire sufficient freedom of movement to generate works of great impact, movement and volume difficult until that moment to carry out with digital systems When it comes to abstraction, he finally begins to prepare to participate in the international art scene.
Participate in the "Art Prize Emerging Artist of Luxembourg". Luxembourg
Invited to exhibit at the International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art "Art Monaco". Principality of Monaco.
Invited to exhibit in "Effetto art" Ass. Cultural Partner EA Editores. San Francisco de Asis. Italy.
Invited to exhibit at “Art Expo New York”. International Art Fair. USA.
Participate in the “Art Prize MOCA Laguna” Venice. Italy
Invited by the architecture professor "D. Alejandro Guzmán Mora" Exhibits at the "4th International Contemporary Architecture Symposium" architecture faculty Michoacana University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Mexico.
Participate in the "Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize" London. England.
Participate in "Yicca International Contest of Contemporary Art". Italy.
Participate in “NordArt 2017 - Kunstwerk Carlshútte” Rendsburg / Büdelsdorf. Germany.
Participate in “Artavita Contest - Gateway Art Center New York City. Finalist. USA.
Travel to different cities in Malta.
Invited to exhibit at “Brickline Gallery” Collective exhibition. London. England
Invited to exhibit at “Art Fair Malaga” International Contemporary Art Fair. Spain
Invited to exhibit at “Hartexpo 2017” International Art Fair. Hospitalet de Llobregat. Barcelona. Spain
Invited to exhibit at the "Personal Structures" Venice Biennale. Italy
Invited to exhibit at the "Peschiera del Garda" Art Biennial. Italy
Invited to exhibit at the International Art Fair "Visionary Art Show Italy". Lecce. Italy.
Invited to exhibit at “BodySpaces Human + Hibrids” It`s Liquid Art Show. Buenos Aires. Argentina.
Guest exhibit at the "Anima Mundi" Biennial. Venice. Italy.
Invited to exhibit at UFO Fabrik Contemporary Art Gallery. Madrid. Spain.
Invited to exhibit at "Fragmentos Atemporales Festival". PPLG Contemporary Art. Brindisi Italy.
Invited to exhibit in "Spectrum Miami". World Wide Art. Artavita. Miami USA.
Invited to participate in the 2nd International Prize "Leonardo da Vinci". Florence Italy.
Guest exhibit at Dak`Arts 2018. International Sculpture and Painting Symposium.
Invited to participate in the 8th International Prize "Combat Award". Livorno Italy
Participate in "The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition" New York. USA.
Participate in "Its Liquid International Contest". Venice. Italy
Participate in the "11th Puebla de los Angeles Biennial" Puebla de los Ángeles.
He is admitted to the "Circle Foundation for the Arts" France.
Individual Exhibition Gallery "Al Paso (Plants 1 and 2)" "Municipal Center of Arts Buero Vallejo". Ayto. Alcorcón. Madrid. Presents and makes public for the first time its new trend "Symbiosisimo".
Contemporary Collective Exhibition. "Abartium" Gallery. Calldetenes Barcelona.
Participate in the XXII Jaume Graells Digital Art Award. Igualada Town Hall.
Travel again to different cities in France (Normadía). You will visit the museum house of "Claude Monet".
He reaches an agreement with the art gallery “Abartium” (Barcelona) to represent his work.
Invited to exhibit in "Liquid Rooms". The Labyrinth, Its Liquid International Art. Venice. Italy
Invited to exhibit in "Alchemic Body". International Festival of Art in Gallery "Jorge Jurado" Bogotá. Colombia
Invited to participate in "Scogliera Viva". International Outdoor Sculpture Contest. Venice. Italy
Invited to exhibit at the "Farini Gallery" Concept Contemporary Art. Bologna. Italy.
Individual Exhibition "Colosseum of the Arts". Ayto. Villaviciosa de Odón. Madrid. Spain
Individual exhibition "Abartium" Gallery. Calldetenes Barcelona. Spain.
Participate in the 53rd Queen "Sofia" Prize for Painting and Sculpture. Madrid. Selected finalist.
Collective exhibition. Cows House of Retiro Park. Madrid.
Be part of the AEPE (Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors).
Collective exhibition. XXVIII International and Multidisciplinary Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Castillo de Montesquiu. Diputación de Barcelona.
Collective exhibition. XXIX International and Multidisciplinary Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Claret Foundation. Barcelona.
Participate in NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize. Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) Big House Contemporary Art Center. Beijing China.
He delivers to the royal house of his work "Regio Stoicism (2015)" result of the promise he made to his majesty Queen "Sofía de Borbón" during the visit he made to the exhibition held at the "Casa de Vacas" (Retiro- Madrid) in which the artist was present.
National Painting Prize Juan Francés Fira d'Agost 2018. Xàtiva. Spain
Participate in the Bloom Award by Warsteiner - Art Düsseldorf. Germany.
Collective exhibition at the "International Spanish Exhibition" "Celebrating our Spanish heritage". Florida. USA.
He reaches an agreement with the online art gallery “Arte Actual” (Madrid) so that it can intermediate and represent his work.
Travel to the Principality of Monaco and again to different cities in France and Italy.
Invited to exhibit at "ARTMUC" Kunstmesse. 2nd Edition 2018. Munich. Germany
Invited to exhibit at "ARCO´19" International Contemporary Art Fair. Gallery "Current Art". Madrid. Spain.
Invited to exhibit in "AFFORDABLE ART FAIR". Hamburg 2019. Germany.
Invited to exhibit at "Parallax Art Fair". Kensington Town Hall. London. England.
Invited to exhibit at "San Diego Art Fair". International Art Fair. California USA
Invited to exhibit in "EuropArtFair". Netherlands. Holland. Amsterdam Holland.
Invited to exhibit at "ADAF / Annual Dutch Art Fair" Locht. Netherlands. Holland. Amsterdam Holland.
Invited to participate in "The Chelsea International Photography Competition". New York USA.
Travel to different cities of Ukraine and again to Germany.
Individual Exhibition "Museum of the City of Móstoles". Ayto. Móstoles. Madrid.
The first edition of his 300-page book "Symbiosism" comes to light in which he makes a summary of his latest works explaining what are the foundations and philosophy of this trend. It is at the same time glossary of a series of reflections about the human being.
He publishes a second book entitled "Realism and surrealism in the Symbiosism" also of 300 pages that includes a large part of his first work in symbiosis. In it he tests the bases that support everything we have been admitting as reality and false reality.
Invited to participate in "Art Eindhoven 2020". International Art Fair Netherlands. Eindhoven Holland.
Participate in the 2020 International Biennial of Engraving and Printing Art. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Taiwan.
Participate in “Atelier Solar” Madrid.
Participates and exhibits at the International Art Fair "Art Karlsruhe Rheinstetten 2020" Karlsruhe. Germany
Participate in Ars Electronica “Starts Prize 2020” project funding from the European Union. Austria
Individual Exhibition at the "Eurostars I-Hotel". Pozuelo de Alarcón. Madrid. Spain.
Invited to participate in “Art Arnhem 2020” International Art Fair Netherlands. Arnhem. Güeldres.
Participate in “Inspiration from Isolation” New York Art Competitions. “Photographize” New York. United States.