Manolo Quejido

Manolo Quejido (Seville, Spain, 1946) played a significant role in the art scene of the second half of the seventies. In this period he pays attention to Matisse tradition and opens itself to the American painting.

Quejido's paintings are directly influenced by figurative tradition. His artistic production, full of vibrant colours, gestural brushstrokes and large formats, is both evocative and ironic, and lies between the quotidian and the monumental. In 1997 the IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno curated the exhibition “Manolo Quejido. 33 años de resistencia” (Manolo Quejido. 33 years of resistance), with more than 100 of his works on display.

His work forms part of museums and public collections such as Artium Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo (Vitoria, Spain), CAAC Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (Seville, Spain), IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (Valencia, Spain) and MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain).