Manuel Velasco

Valladolid, 1966

Manuel Velasco’s work stands out for its plastic and textural characteristics. His canvases create a trompe l’oeil that makes us think that he works directly on metal plates. However, he uses his own technique that he has developed through experimentation, using micronized iron on the canvas, which he then chemically oxidizes and on which he applies different paints and enamels that give him results of great material and chromatic richness.

He usually works in series based on a theme that serves as a conceptual thread between the different works, where the idea of the wall or curtain is almost always present, a direct reference to the Berlin Wall and the physical and ideological separation of society during his youth. His artistic proposal is between representation and abstraction, and poses a narrow border, barely non-existent, which is diluted by small details and nuances.

Manuel Velasco has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Salamanca. He has been exhibiting at Sala Parés since 2020, and also exhibits regularly in other Spanish cities, as well as in Belgium, France and Portugal. His characteristic artistic personality has led his work to be recognized with various awards and is included in some important public and private collections.

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