Modern & Postwar Artists

Manolo Millares

1926 - 1972

Manolo Millares , was a Spanish artist of the 20th Century, co-founder of the artistic group, El Paso, in 1957.

It was in 1949 when he started to focus his expression into a most abstract style. His favourite materials when he intend to create his composition were the burlap sacks or ropes where he pasted garbage objects. Later, making a huge gesture of expression, he covered the materials with paint, giving the composition movement, volume and matter. In words of the artist: "The insolit is waiting me in the lost dimension of a burlap that finds its only paralel in the obscure of the unknown."