Galería Rafa

Manuel Barbadillo EN

Manuel Barbadillo


Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville 1929 – Malaga 2003

He is a capital figure of Normative Art in Spain and a pioneer of Computerized Art, which he started at the Calculus Center of the University of Madrid along with other prominent artists.

He was a founding member of the seminars on “Art and Computer” of the aforementioned Center for Calculation, a member of the “Computer Arts Society” of London and a member of the Artistic Council of the “Gesellschaft für Computer Grafik und Computer Kunst” of Munich, among other positions .

His artistic training is self-taught. He studies Law and later makes the decision to dedicate himself to painting. He travels through Europe, North Africa and the United States, where he resides for some time. Since the sixties, his incessant search for a rational and balanced expression, leads him to divide the canvas into zones to work with modules, which he uses repeatedly in his works, exploring rhythms and applying symmetries. His work is characterized by its great rigor and by the use of black and white in most of his production.

His work is present in museums such as MNCARS, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), CAAC, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville) or IVAM, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Valencia), as well as in other important institutional collections and private.