Cruz Novillo (Cuenca, 1936) presents his second exhibition at Galeria Fernando Pradilla titled ‘Las dos dimensiones y media’ (The two and a half dimensions), a project that brings back historical works from the nineteen seventies, exhibited for the first time in two exhibitions which became crucial in his career. On one hand, Estructuras Manipulables (Malleable Structures), his first solo exhibition presented at Madrid’s Galeria Skira in 1972, where he started to explore the effects of dynamism in the work and the active intervention of the viewer; on the other hand, his participation in the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1977,
selected by the curator Luis Gonzalez Robles, Cruz Novillo showed at the Spanish Pavilion of the Biennial, framed within the Poesía Espacial (Spatial Poetry) project, twelve paintings and six sculptures of his Tximparta series which he started in 1974, and that is centred on the relationships between plane and volume. Both events meant a great life and artistic experience for Cruz Novillo and the starting point of a creative journey of almost _ve decades, where he has questioned and found multiple forms of expression and art conceptualization.
I agree to receive electronic communications about ARCOmadrid, and ARCOLisboa.