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Sigfrido Martín Begué

Galeria Rayuela

Like several other interesting young Spanish artists, Sigfrido Martín Begué studied both architecture and painting. Even without biographical data one might deduce this by looking at his work, not only because his figurative syntax is articulated within perspectives modulated by buildings, plazas, and interiors harking back to Le Corbusier (with a passing nod to certain post-Modernist mannerisms), but also because his compositions generally follow precise parameters. It is almost impossible for any impulsive painting gesture or accidental touch to break the set order on the canvas. Thus, Begué distances himself from much of the new figuration, with its expressionist, instinctive accents.

This implicit and explicit architectonic order frames a multiplicity of ingredients—Begué’s painting is among the more eclectic in current Spanish art. It alludes directly to the work of Picasso, Mondrian,

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