SOLD. My MADRID paintings represent a style I evolved through from 1990 to 1994, as a result of my having lived in Spain in 1987 and 1990. This period bridged my wildly cartoonist political-outsider paintings and installations of the mid-1970s and 1980s to the present, more abstract works.
My experiences in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, and Granada played a major role in shaping my artistic style, as well as my outlook on life; I adopted the Spanish way of life as my own, and acquired a great appreciation for Catalonia. Espa�a and Catalunya opened something in my soul, mind and heart that had been asleep since my childhood in the USA: a funny little thing called living for the sake of life, as opposed to. . . well, whatever most people in the USA live for, which, in my opinion, has very little to do with art, food, love, lust for living, laughter, joy and watching the poetry of life unfold before ones eyes.
In terms of history, I believe we are very close to where Spain was circa 1920 right now in the USA; if we are not vigilent, we could find ourselves waking up one morning to a Franco-esque type government here in the USA. When the Fascists burst into Picassos Guernica art studio and discovered his work, GUERNICA, they asked him, Did you do this? He answered simply, No. You did!