Vintage painting Contemporary Art "Experimental Landscape" by Antonio José Murado, Spain 1993


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Signed in Madrid in 1993, this work by Antonio José Murado synthesizes aspects of Abstract Expressionism, a movement to which the artist belonged during the decade of the Nineties. It depicts a landscape tending towards abstraction, in which the color green stands out, a hue widely used by the painter at this time of year. By renouncing matter, the artist produced works characterized by pictorial experimentation and play with representation; blurring the boundaries between pictorial space and image, with subtle, veiled results that breathe dream and romanticism. Since 1990, his output has been based on large-format works that combine figuration and landscape, tending increasingly towards abstraction. His work is characterized by pictorial experimentation, with frequent interplay between abstraction and figuration, because, as the author himself points out, "I've always thought there were things to do and things not to do: I've always thought there wasn't much difference between abstract and figurative, and I don't think that's a very accurate classification for painting. It seems to me that everything is abstract and everything is figurative. My new paintings, in particular, are a mixture of the two. The theme is abstract and the treatment is figurative in the sense that there is no representation of a reality, but rather the realization of a reality. I've never wanted to represent an image I've already seen. In my work, I try to propose an investigation of virtual space..." Abstract art is characterized by the representation of concepts abstracted from reality, or independent of what is recognizable by the senses, through the freedom, irrationality and diversity of shapes, lines and colors. It is a subjective art form that does not accurately or figuratively represent the visual reality perceived by humans. It emerged around 1900 and formed the axis of modern art, which encompassed various artistic movements such as cubism, surrealism and De Stijl. Abstract art allows different interpretations or points of view to be generated depending on the recipient, as it does not seek to achieve perfection of line or credible compositions. It is considered art that reaches another dimension of morality and spirituality, as it expresses emotions and sensations distinct from logic and objectivity. Antonio Murado is a self-confessed perfectionist and obsessive in his work, which his works reveal, and although several books have been written about him, for him personally, the best is the one written by art historian María de la Vega. It's the result of many conversations between the two of them, so it's a very personal book. Murado is undoubtedly one of Spain's most internationally acclaimed painters. This is evidenced by the numerous awards he has won and the impact his works have had, many of which have been exhibited in major art spaces and galleries in Holland, Belgium, Australia, Portugal, Austria, New Zealand, Canada, South America and the United States. ... Biography Antonio José Murado López was born in 1964 in Lugo into a family of artists: his father was a painter and filmmaker, his mother a draughtsman, and his brother a writer (Miguel Anxo Murado). In 1985, he exhibited his first group works and, two years later, his first solo works at the Sargadelos gallery in Santiago de Compostela. He graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca in 1988. He was awarded a scholarship for the contemporary art workshops at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid with the artist Juan Navarro Baldeweg. In 1987, he received the Manuel Colmeiro scholarship from the Xunta de Galicia, three years later the Banesto scholarship and in 1995 the Unión Fenosa artistic creation scholarship. These successes enabled him to move to New York in 1996 and enter the Cooper Union School. Since then, he has lived and worked in New York, although before moving to the United States, in 1987 he opened the Zú showroom in Lugo, which for two years hosted exhibitions by young Spanish and Austrian artists, in exchange with the Viennese gallery Cult. . The group Murado forms with artists Thomas Jocher, Michael Haas and Antonio Fernández González also bears the same name, Zú. A Galician artist living in New York since 1996, Antonio Murado's work is halfway between abstraction and the classical conception of landscape, which seeks not so much to reflect nature as to create a new one. The expressionist figuration of his early work gave way, in the 90s, to works characterized by pictorial experimentation and play with representation; he blurs the boundaries between pictorial space and image, with subtle, veiled results that breathe dream and romanticism. Reference : 310696

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