Josep Millas is a self-taught artist born in Barcelona. He has developed his personal style far from the art galleries, following the rhythm of the fast painting competitions in which he has won some 600 prizes. Josep mainly executes his works in the open air, brilliantly painting the beauty and simplicity of what lies before him: flowered balconies, climbing alleys, withered façades… In the impressionist vein, his remarkable gestures and his great mastery of colours invite us in to calm and luminous scenes.
Between abstract and figurative, Josep plays with contrasts by working on some blurred areas while refining the details of the foreground.
Josep Millas is currently represented by galleries in Europe and Canada. Parts of his works can be found in private collections in Europe and the United States, and some museums.
Born in 1958, Manuel Rubalo has dedicated himself to painting for many years. He exhibits permanently in France, Japan, Turkey and the United States. For him, the search for pleasure, transfigured by contemplation, appears as the only motivation, the only truth.
In a palette of always powerful tones and a mastered energy, a bouquet of flowers, a small street in Venice or a stormy evening take on the appearance of a theater set. With a lively, frank and spontaneous gesture, between figuration and imagination, the artist transposes reality, in a style flirting with a lyrical abstraction. The flowers blaze, the skies shine, the elements of reality unite in a shimmer of color and light.
His inspirations are nature and more particularly the places bathed in light, where the vegetation is luxuriant, such as Provence; but also the bouquets of flowers which give him an absolute freedom of expression and finally the marine scenes, where he is the master of the depth and the immensity of the landscapes.
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