Seville (Spain), 1934 – Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz, Spain), 2021.
The work of this artist from Seville, but closely linked to Sanlúcar de Barrameda, approaches in its essence and fullness the landscapes that are closest to her and faces them with an indisputable originality. Discoverer of beauty in the most unsuspected and with a personal and unmistakable discourse, Carmen Laffón is capable of moving us through color and the suggestions of matter. Color transcends form and speaks only of the substance of things.
In the work of this artist, silence reaches such prominence with the motif, which derives from the fact that she paints “interior and exterior emotions, not declared, but suggested”. In this sense, her works are the recreation of a space that has been previously inhabited, crossed or manipulated by someone (who places the objects and fruits of her still lifes, who looks out the window, or who leaves a letter in a closet after reading it) and who has impregnated it emotionally with his presence.
She received the Spanish National Prize of Plastic Arts in 1982, the Medal of Merit in Fine Arts in 1999 and in 2000 she entered the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
Her works are part of the most important institutional collections, such as MNCARS (Madrid), British Museum, Gabinete de Dibujos (London), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museo de Arte Abstracto de Cuenca…