Alfonso Albacete, works on sale
Alfonso Albacete, is architect, painter and engraver. The artist from Malaga moved to Murcia at a very young age with his family, where he was a disciple of Juan Bonafé. His first individual exhibitions took place in the early seventies in Murcia, Madrid, Seville or Valencia. He attended the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Valencia, continuing his studies at the Escuela Superior de Arquitectura of Madrid. In 1977, with his career completed, he resumed painting in full and in 1979 he exhibits at the Egam gallery in Madrid, in the one that would make his work known.
Albacete's work shifts between figuration and abstraction, although he too was especially struck by American Abstract Expressionism and by artists such as Jasper Johns, Richard Diebenkorn or Helen Frankenthaler. The rich chromaticism and the firm structuring of his compositions with figures and very luminous spaces, give his compositions a characteristic imprint. His first major exhibition took place in 1988 at the now defunct Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, preceding the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid. In 2018, the Andalusian Center for Contemporary Art (CAAC) in Seville, inaugurated the first retrospective of his work in 30 years, with the title “Alfonso Albacete. Las razones de la pintura"".