Social chronicle

Between 1964-1965, his work moved towards critical realism, paying greater attention to detail. This served to enhance his sarcastic condemnation of the ruling classes that sometimes bordered on caricature, as well as of particular professions with very specific meanings. Groups and initiatives like " Crónica de la realidad", "Estampa Popular " and "Intrarrealismo", with whom Mensa exhibited during that time, coincided in their intentionality—a kind of painting committed to the clear aim of advancing a political struggle that would ultimately incorporate strong pop-art connotations. This reorientation was marked by historical events: the transition from the repression of Franco to a consumer society.

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