Begoña Egurbide

Galería Carlos Taché

During the ’80s in Spain, artists could be roughly grouped according to the formal and conceptual characteristics that defined their work. There were those artists who tried to connect with the North American avant-garde, and used it as a reference point while projecting local political or social concerns. Their work, converted into a political weapon, denounced, or parodied Spanish society, Spanish history, and the lack of willingness to confront or analyze it. A second group, comprised of artists who still held to the unfashionable “art for art’s sake” credo, focused on their work, which usually meant expressing their insights, feelings, and reactions. And then there were the rest.

Begoña Egurbide was just about twenty years old in 1980, and did not consciously choose to become part of the second group. Extremely energetic and productive, Egurbide has had nine solo shows since 1985. Her

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