Informalism and early expressionism

Carlos Mensa decided to become a painter after seeing a painting by Giorgio de Chirico that had a profound impact on him: " Malinconia di autunno " (1915). In 1960, his artistic career started with informalism and rapidly turned towards a textured and tactile painting language with schematic gestural figuration and expressionist connotations. Towards the end of 1962, his ‘monigotes’ began to appear: faces and half-bodies projecting outwards in hard and gushing colours, producing an irreparable and frustrated feeling of rupture. Due to their beauty, they could be entered in the greatest anthology of despair.

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