José Gamarra: the work of a painter seen through his different periods – La Tribune de I’Initiative

Through his painting, José Gamarra addresses many of the themes explored by the history of modern painting. During his training years, he painted astonishingly realistic portraits of his comrades. At the end of the 1950s, under the influence of artists such as Paul Klee, he developed an abstract signography. From the 1960s, a brighter and more playful period began for Gamarra, under the influence of Andy Warhol’s pop art. At the turn of the 1970s/80s, Gamarra reached maturity by painting images of a paradise in decline. Thus, the painter’s forests are beautiful and luxuriant, certainly. However, they include the warning signs of a coming catastrophe, causing diffuse unease.

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