Artwork by Rafael Canogar, Pilón (2005)
about Rafael Canogar
The painter Rafael Canogar (Toledo, 1935), is one of the main representatives of Spanish Informalism and a member of the El Paso group (Madrid). Rafael Canogar has received important appointments: Member of the Board of Directors of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, Madrid 1983-1986, Member of the Advisory Council of the General Directorate of Fine Arts of the Ministry of Culture, Madrid 1981-1982 and 1983-84, Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid 1983 and Member of the Heritage Administration Council National, Madrid 1984-1990.
His work cannot be classified within a specific style, but there will be three traits that will not abandon him during his career: gesture, material and color. These elements will always be present in the informal, figurative and abstract aesthetics. Of great international prestige, his works can be seen in different museums, galleries and art collections.