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Manuel Barbadillo EN

Manuel Barbadillo


(Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville) Spain 1929 – (Malaga) Spain, 2003, is a leading figure of Spanish Normative Art (Arte Normativo) and a Pioneer of computerized art, which he initiated in Madrid along with other outstanding artists

This self-taught artist studied Law and made the decision to devote himself to Painting. He travelled around Europe, Africa and the USA, where he lived for a period of time. Since the 60’s, his constant quest for a rational and balanced expression made him divide the canvas into different sections that he used to work with modules, which he used in a repeated fashion in his works, exploring rhythms and applying symmetries.

His work can be seen in important museums as MNCARS, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain) or CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Sevilla, Spain), as well as in important public and private collections.