Manolo Ballesteros


The lines of Manolo Ballesteros (1965, ES) carried out through subtle brushstrokes, create geometric shapes that gradually take over the canvas, originating capricious shapes. Sometimes, these geometric compositions are the result of the combination of colour panels. The use of colour softens the coldness that seems to possess these compositions by default. His art is intuitive, spontaneous and without an implicit message as his creation speaks for itself.

During the last years, his work has experimented in the field of abstraction, playing with the geometric complexity through the uniformity of the pigments and the reduction of the profiles. As a result of these investigations, his most recent work is a reflection of the convergence of rounded forms on a monochromatic background where the viewer is submerged in an energetic and dynamic art.

“Paintings uninspired, but intuited. There is not an explicit message. There is much feeling and emotion. Minimalist gestures and colours. The beauty and elegance of the shapes and lines in themselves.” – Manolo Ballesteros