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Eusebio Sempere in the collection of the Fundación Juan March

February 2 – May 27, 2018

Eusebio Sempere (Onil, Alicante, 1923-1985) is one of the leading representatives of geometrical abstraction and of optic and kinetic art in Spain. Sempere was among the artists associated with the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español in Cuenca, others of whom included Fernando Zóbel, Gustavo Torner and Gerardo Rueda.

Eusebio Sempere. Untitled, Portfolio, "Transparencia del tiempo" [Transparency of time], 1977. Fundación Juan March Collection Eusebio Sempere. Untitled, Portfolio, Transparencia del tiempo [Transparency of time], 1977. Fundación Juan March Collection
Eusebio Sempere. Untitled, 1976. Fundación Juan March Collection Eusebio Sempere. Untitled, 1976. Fundación Juan March Collection

The exhibition, which opens with a small selection of figurative portraits executed towards the end of Sempere's time as an art student in Valencia and just before he left for Paris in 1948, includes almost all the work by the artist in the collection of the Fundación Juan March.

Most of the works date from the years following his return from Paris in 1960, during which he spent two periods in New York, and above all from the 1970s

On display are examples of Sempere's earliest abstract studies executed in gouache on card from 1953 onwards, as well as works that reveal his evolution through simple geometrical forms located within increasingly complex composition, either superimposed or volumetric in nature.

The exhibition also focuses on the artist's development within the field of serigraphy, a technique he learned in the Paris studio of the Cuban Wilfredo Arcay, who printed silkscreens for many of the geometrical abstract artists associated with Galerie Denise René.

Following his return to Madrid, Sempere became a pioneer in the introduction of this almost unknown technique in Spain. Most of the works date from the years following his return from Paris in 1960, during which he spent two periods in New York, and above all from the 1970s.

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