• Carlos Franco

    Galería Gamarra y Garrigues

    In the mid ’70s an idiosyncratic figuration surfaced amid the abstraction then prevalent in Spanish art, an abstraction still very much under the influence of American Abstract Expressionism and, to a lesser extent, under the dictates of the French “support/surface” tendency. Carlos Franco, born in 1951 and unfortunately little known internationally, is an early representative of this movement, one of a group of painters in Madrid who instigated a provocative gallery of neofigurative images that spoke with vitality of everyday life as well as of history.

    Franco has continued to develop in this

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