Spanish painter. He moved to Madrid in 1940 to study at the Academia
de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, but did not hold his first one-man
exhibition until 1957. In 1960 he went to live in Paris with the
help of a grant from the Fundación Juan March and won the Premio de
la Crítica del Ateneo for a series of figurative works. Referring to
his work as ‘subjective expressionism’, he used dramatic and ironic
images that sometimes verged on Surrealism but that in their content
displayed a concern with the human condition and with social and
political issues; in 1970, for example, he exhibited works that
denounced war and poverty in a style that was more surrealist than
expressionist. A good example from this period is Execution
(‘Fusilamiento’, 1968; Gijón, Fund. Barjola). He remained faithful
in later years to such subject-matter but introduced more
complicated principles of composition and a more restrained
colouring, as in Consumer Society (1980; Gijón, Fund. Barjola).
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