Carlos Pérez Siquier
By Ryan Osborne
One of the pioneers of the use of color photography and a key figure in the history of Spanish modernist art, Carlos Pérez Siquier was and remains a unique talent. This exhibition at Fundación Mapfre serves as a retrospective of some of his most distinguished pieces, spanning an incredible seven decades.
With a humorous eye and the intuitive skill of a passerby rather than a scholar, Carlos Pérez Siquier broke free from traditional techniques to create his own style of photography. Paying attention to the minutiae of the world around him, his work shifted radically in its themes and subjects, yet could always be characterized by a vivid humanity and ingenious composition that set him apart from his contemporaries.
From his early neorealist work to his striking use of color that became his trademark, his body of work is as diverse as it is extraordinary. Running from the February 14th until May 17th, this exhibition includes a number of never before seen works by the Almerían master.
Update: as a result of measures taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Fundación Mapfre has closed its exhibitions.