Manolo Millares: Recent Paintings | Excerpt

ART TODAY APPROACHES THE DIVIDING LINE with the imposible. The impossible as an incentive for artistic creation always carries in itself a force of the greatest value.

A desperate art is always an end and a beginning; a viable form with which to say things, complete freedom, brutally, without walls of contention; a continual suicide and a continual birth. Everything impossible and absurd in our world inevitably brings me to the possibility of falling into the unknown without the pretension of salvation or condemnation.

MILLARES, Manolo. In Manolo Millares: Recent Paintings [exh. cat.]. New York: Pierre Matisse Gallery, 1960.

From left to right: Luis Feito, Elvireta Escobio and Manolo Millares. Unknown photographer. Courtesy Manolo Millares Archives.