I had the opportunity to work as a photographer in well-known advertising agencies. Just as my career was beginning to stabilize, I felt a spiritual calling that led me to follow a different path and dedicate myself to artistic creation. This spiritual awakening marked the beginning of a profound and transformative journey for me.

My quantum art is inspired by a mystical experience and a personal shift in consciousness. Through this process, art has helped me to confront my shadows. I have felt the need to illuminate my life and to make a profound change by facing the most hidden parts of myself.

As human beings, we experience a deep connection with everything around us, as if the world is a shared dream. Inspired by this vision, I try to capture and share, through my art, that magical world that we often do not notice.

Artist statement

Carlos Bernal Iglesias, a leading Spanish multimedia artist and conceptual photographer, has woven an exceptional trajectory from humble beginnings, self-taught in 1984. His work, which delves into the boundaries of reality and perception, has resonated internationally in galleries in New York, Madrid, Barcelona and Hamburg, as well as at distinguished art fairs such as the Miami River Art Fair, bestowing him with notable awards, including the Gold Star for Professional Excellence.

Carlos, who began his journey in 1982 with photography, has evolved from professional photographer in renowned agencies to exploring avant-garde territories such as quantum art. After a hiatus in 1999, he returned to the advertising field with his own style, standing out in 2005 with notable projects, such as the header photo for the Hispanic-American Summit in Salamanca, a campaign for Jazztel and the Antolin automobile group.

His work transcends mere visual aesthetics, carrying with it a spiritual message of self-knowledge. By exploring themes such as subconscious programming and creative manifestation, Carlos invites viewers to go beyond conventional reality, connecting with other dimensions. His artistic statement reflects this philosophy: "Reality is a projection of our subconscious and my art is based on the fact that we can program that subconscious and see it in reality."

Carlos has also made his mark in the publishing world, with several photobooks in the permanent collection of the Photo-Book Museum in Cologne, Germany. His prolific creativity continues, sharing a unique perspective on the flexible nature of reality and conveying a spiritual message and inner knowing through his art.



Solo Exhibitions

- 2024

"La Mirada Cuantica: On the Threshold of the Divine" - C.C. Juan Genovés, Madrid.

"La Mirada Cuantica: On the Threshold of the Divine" - Cultural Center S.M, Madrid.

- 2023

"Intangible Signs" - Centro Sociocultural Rosario de Acuña, Madrid.

- 2022

"Intangible Signs" - Luis Rosales Regional Public Library, Madrid.

Group Exhibitions

- 2024

“Thinking about our planet, Let's imagine the future” - Monteagudo Castle, DEARTE Foundation, Monteagudo de las Vicarias.

Winter Salon - Socio-cultural Center El Greco, Madrid.

- 2023

Autumn Salon - Centro socio-cultural Latina, Madrid.

- 2022

- Maison de Eros, Erotic - DeArte Foundation, Medinaceli.

- Open Cultural Space - Madrid.

- “Art Unites Us with Hope” - Prisma Internacional, Chile.

- Uninhabited Spaces, Occupied Places - DeArte Foundation, Medinaceli.

- Charity Exhibition - Zaballos Foundation, Centro Riojano, Madrid.

- “For the Love of Art” - Sara Montiel Cultural Center, Madrid.

- “For the Love of Art” - Lope de Vega Cultural Center, Madrid.

- Seekers of Beauty - Almirante Churruca Social and Cultural Center, Madrid.

- Zaballos Foundation Awards - Intercontinental Hotel, Madrid.

- 2021

- Collective “For the Love of Art” - Rosario de Acuña Socio-cultural Center, Madrid.

- “For the Love of Art” - José Luis San Pedro Cultural Center, Madrid.

- The Human Body Male or Female - Sky Gallery, Barcelona.

- 2020

- Winter Salon - Centro socio-cultural El Greco, Madrid.

- 2019

- Autumn Exhibition - Centro socio-cultural Latina, Madrid.

- 2018

- Eka & Moor Gallery - Madrid.

- 2011

- Survival Art5 Gallery - Madrid.

- 2010

- Art5 Gallery - Madrid.

- Taller de'l Artista - Sabadell.

- 2009

- Amsterdam Whitney Gallery - New York.

- 2008

- Altered States of Reality - Agora Gallery, New York.

- 2007

- Marizart International - Hamburg.

- 2006

- “Tantra Azul” - Global Art Gallery, Barcelona.

- Series “5” - Pia Almoina Museum, Barcelona.



- 2022: First Prize in Digital Art - Prisma International Competition.

- 2018: Gold Star of Professional Excellence.

- 2018: Gold Medal of the Spanish Association of Image Professionals.



- 2006: Member of the Jury of Fashion Premios Lux de Fotografía,(AFPE).

- Speaker: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos I, Jornadas De Publicidad, Madrid.


Art Fairs

- 2022: Miami River Art Fair, USA.

- 2015: Jáál Photo, Madrid.


Private Collections

- Ferran Adrià, “El Bulli”, Barcelona.

- Angela di Bello, Director of Agora Gallery, New York.

- Ruthie TucKer, Director of Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York.

- Miquel Tugores, Director of DEARTE Foundation, Medinaceli.

- Emilia Zaballos, President of the Zaballos Foundation, Madrid.


Permanent Works in Museums

- Maison de Eros, DeArte Foundation, Erotic Collective, Medinaceli.

- Photobook “Intangible Signs” - PHOTOBOOKMUSEUM, Cologne.

- Photobook “Nora” - PHOTOBOOKMUSEUM, Cologne.

- Photobook “5” - PHOTOBOOKMUSEUM, Cologne.

- Photobook “15M” - PHOTOBOOKMUSEUM, Cologne.

- Photobook “Quantum Museum” - PHOTOBOOKMUSEUM, Cologne.

- Photobook “London Soul” - PHOTOBOOKMUSEUM, Cologne.