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Modest Almirall
Juan Bufill · 30 June 2000

The protagonists of Modest Almirall’s paintings (Ca N’Aguilera, Barcelona, 1959) are solitary characters, who appear as diminutive figures in grand architectural spaces, archetypal, geometrical, and otherwise depopulated. The plaza, the abyss, the horizon, the tower or the staircase are, apart from space and colour, the settings for these paintings. However, his aim is not to [...]

A diagonal look
Francesc Miralles · 27 June 1997

Modest Almirall (Barcelona, 1959) presents a score of mixed technique works on canvas that introduce us to a world based on the strictest geometricity. But his is far from being a cold geometry; rather it contains a structure with architectural elements that imposes itself through its individualised composition: it suggests rather than explains. To further [...]