En la noche, 1968. Acrylic on cardboard, 67 x 67 cm
21 October, 2022 - 16 May, 2023
MNCARS - Parque del Retiro, Palacio de Velázquez
Immeasurable Distance surveys the career of Manolo Quejido (Seville, 1946). The exhibition starts from the works Deliriums, Siluetas y Secuencias (Deliriums, Sillhouettes and Sequences, 1969–1974), black-and-white reductions of the three routes the artist embarked upon in his practice: Expressionism, Pop Art and geometric experimentation. In 1974, Quejido began to study the possibility of taking a different approach to painting with his Cartulinas (Cards), pictorial studies within the standard frame size of 100 x 70 cm. Towards the end of that decade, and as he adopted a larger scale, he focused on compositional painting, for instance in La familia (The Family, 1980) and Bañistas (Bathers, 1981).