Seville, Spain, 1930-2003
Burguillos, one of the greatest representatives of Spanish abstraction, dedicated his entire life to painting. His work is part of important collections, such as those of the Museo de Arte Abstracto de Cuenca, the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía, the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, the Banco de España and the Juan March and La Caixa foundations.
Jaime Burguillos began working within social realism in the late fifties, settling in the early sixties in a subtle and very personal abstraction that he never abandoned throughout his career.
His paintings, like his own personality, are affable, relaxed abstractions, without stridency, in which light and color predominate over form. “Life goes by, and in each moment, things are discovered, others are achieved, and others, finally, find solutions. It is like a staircase in which steps are climbed,” said Jaime Burguillos himself.