Juana Francés

Untitled

Date: 1985

Technique: Mixed media on wood

Dimensions: 130 x 100 cm

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma, donated by Fundació d'Art Serra

Reg. no.: 106

Not on display

In this painting on board, we find a mature creation by Juana Francés. Vibrantly colourful, it is a geometric composition in which the artist combines rectangular and circular forms through a colourful, intense palette of solar tonalities.

From 1980 on, this painter from Alicante reached a mature phase of her career, abandoning any type of previous figuration, and devoted herself to working on the pictorial event. It is worth pointing out the influence of the Spanish art scene, and the political moment Spain was going through with the arrival of democracy, in her production. Like so many other artists of her generation, throughout the 1980s she would focus her attention on painting itself, researching possibilities and media such as engraving, for example.

From 1980 to 1985, the year in which she produced Untitled, the central themes of her creation would be underwater and celestial landscapes, water and the movement of the waves, as well as the sky, kites and how light reflects and multiplies through the water on the seabed. This is why we will see the use of oval and square shapes, as is the case of the painting we are concerned with, using an intense, solar, near-luminous colouring, with sunflower-like oranges and yellows, accompanied by turquoise-hued greens and blues.

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Artist biography