|Born in Gijón in 1934.
From an early age displayed a vocation and a capacity
for painting but although he found himself studying Law, he
nevertheless found time to study drawing and painting at the
School of Arts and Crafts of San Salvador where he had as
teachers such gifted painters as BORBOLLA and
finishing Law and despite the promising prospects of a cosy
life in the world of Banking, he decided to travel to London
where his works were exhibited at the Victoria Embankment and
at the Leighton House Art Gallery. From there his
artistic restlessness took him to France, Belgium, Holland,
Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece and Egypt.
1962 he came back to Spain to have his first exhibition in the
Ateneo Jovellanos, Gijón. Daniel Arbesú wrote of
the young Roces: “to travel from Gijón to the Valley of the
Egyptian Kings in search of inspiration is certainly something
out of the ordinary."
returned to England an exhibit at the West Malvern
designs and executes the set for “El Burlador de Sevilla”
performed at Cumberland Hall. In the meantime, while
preparing a doctorate in Maritime Law he does a Master in Arts
at University College London.
biography of Carlos Roces, written by D. Patricio Adúriz,
figures in the “Gran Enciclopedia Asturiana” and in the
“Diccionario de pintores españoles del siglo XX." His work hangs in
museums and private collections in the Argentine, Ceylon,
Colombia, Egypt, U.S.A., England, Mexico, Paquistan,
Venezuela, etc., as well, of course, in
years ago, in 1978, LINARES-RIVAS wrote these lines in a Leon
“Since 1948, when very young, to the present
day, Carlos Roces has had an intense curriculum vitae, so many
steps on the path of progress that it is difficult to pause
for a moment: collective exhibitions, individual exhibitions,
awards, prizes, academic titles, in short, many milestone in a
still short lifetime."
Following up on exhibitions in Gijón, Oviedo
and Bilbao, he now exhibits in Manila forming part of the 1998
Centenary Program in the Philippines.
1996, he was elected a member of the Advisory Board of the
Barjola Museum and exhibited works in the Bellas Artes Gallery
in Gijón. He was
the sole Asturian representative at ARTESANTANDER for the
He held an exhibition of his work in the gallery Sala
de Arte BBV, Oviedo, being introduced by J.A. Samaniego, and
in Santa Engracia Gallery in Madrid where Mauro Muñiz did the