‘Jose Luis Fajardo. Paintings’, a journey through the author’s work | The USA Print

'Jose Luis Fajardo.  Paintings', a journey through the author's work



After more than a decade without exhibiting in Madrid, Jose Luis Fajardo (La Laguna, 1941) presents an extensive tour of his work. Through more than fifty paintings and drawings, the visitor will be able to immerse themselves in the abstract forms that, intermingled with some figurative elements, such as blurred faces, eyes, hands or masses of anonymous faces, evoke different sensations.

Often this journey appeals to one of the great masters admired by Fajardo: Francisco Goya and shiny. The work of the Aragonese, and -above all- his undone backgrounds learned from Velázquez, play in perfect harmony with the abstraction of the Canarian painter. Despite the deconstruction of Goya’s reality, in Fajardo’s works the figures of his famous portraits are still intuited, such as those of the Duchess of Alba.

José Luis Fajardo, a native of La Laguna (Tenerife), moved to Madrid in 1964. It was in the capital where he joined the group our artapproaching abstract expressionism and the guidelines of El Paso Group. After an expressionist stage within figuration, with fragmented figures that denounce the violence of society, his creation focused almost exclusively on works on aluminum plates, which he cut and perforated, alluding to that social concern that never left his construction site. Later, the canary resumed the figuration; and he did it with more serene and abstract imaginary portraits.

Currently, his work is exhibited in important contemporary art museums, such as the ARTIUM of Victoria, the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museumthe one of Contemporary Art of Panama, wave Chase Manhattan Bank Collection from New York.

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The exhibition, which will be open at the Carlos de Antwerp Foundation until March 31it becomes an excellent opportunity to enjoy an outstanding artist of the Spanish avant-garde.