Late Career

"Pintor en el estudio" began the final chapter of Carlos Mensa’s oeuvre, determined by inquiries into new directions. His handling of colour became continuously brighter and more refined, with a tendency toward the three-dimensional countered by the appearance of the " non-finito" technique, creating ambient contrasts. The facial deformations in his work disappeared and the symbol of the mask became secondary. During this period, the climate of violence in his earlier work disappeared and certain rarefied atmospheres of mutual contemplation emerged in its place. He created paintings similar to classical works, which he updated by inserting his own critical message.

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