Scheduled, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the painter from Granada, the exhibition José Guerrero. The Presence of Black 1950-1966, which will be presented at Casa de las Alhajas. Fundación Caja Madrid (58 San Martín Square) from 29 January to 3 May, is the first monographic and deep immersion in what we can call the American years of the painter. The exhibition includes more than a hundred works, among them canvas, engravings and drawings never seen before in Spain from collections and national and American museums, to go deeper into the knowledge of a crucial stage of Guerrero’s work, when he found his own voice.
José Guerrero (deceased in Barcelona in 1991) was a painter and engraver born in Granada and nationalized in the United States, part of the abstract expressionism. In 1953, he started abstract painting there, as part of the School of New York, participating in its exhibitions. He stands out especially for his chromatism, how he uses the masses of colour.