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Luis Feito

Luis Feito (Madrid, 31 October 1929) is one of the main artists of contemporary Spanish art. His career began with a short period of figurative painting that soon evolves to abstraction.

In 1950 he entered the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. After completing his studies in 1956, he moved to Paris with the scholarship he's received that allowed him to study avant-garde painting. He stablishes a relationship with the artists with whom a year later founded the El Paso group. The works of this period are characterized by materic surfaces with white, black and ocher colors made by mixing oil and sand.

In 1962, with the introduction of the red color and circular structures, he provides the basis of the geometric that is so characteristic of his work from the seventies. In this decade, purely abstract, his work suffers a formal and material simplification where the compositions with circles are dominate.

The level of abstraction reached by Feito is such that his works have no title and he just assigns numbers to identify them.

In 1981 he moved to Montreal until 1983 that decided to reside in New York.

In 1985 he was appointed Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters in France. In 1998 Feito receives the Gold Medal of Fine Arts and is appointed Member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

His work can be found in a very large number of museums, among them the Guggenheim Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art in Rome, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York or the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

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