Boom, 1976

Painting, 100.3 x 71.9 cm

Manolo Quejido was a member of Madrid’s New Figuration, a group of artists who, between 1975 and 1980, devoted themselves to painting outside the dominant aesthetic and cultural conventions prevalent at the end of the dictatorship. With a language between Pop and Neo-Expressionism, their works successfully reflected the complex moment of Spain’s political transition.

Combining words, phrases, numbers and symbols with images, Quejido’s paintings are characterised by a figuration and colour close to those of comics, and by the use of a carefree brushstroke that sought to escape the transcendence of Informalist and matter painting that had dominated Spanish art in the preceding decades.

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Quejido, Manolo
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MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Acrylic on cardboard
100.3 x 71.9 cm (height x width)
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Fundación Catalana Occidente
© Manolo Quejido, VEGAP, Barcelona
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