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Luis Feito

"The painting of the eigenvalues ​​and clear to produce emotions and feelings without representing anything."


Notes of biography

Luis Feito was born in 1929 in Madrid. He founded the spanish artists Association « El Paso » with Manolo Minares, Antoni Tapiès, etc… This group based in Madrid in 1957 wanted to defend an innovative art, open on the world, but without aesthetic partisan indenture. As the spanish painters did before, most of these artists, will brighten up later in « L’École de Paris ».
In 1954, Luis Feito became a teacher at the Fine Arts Academy in San Fernando. In the same time, he did his first solo exhibition, as a non figurative artist,  at the Buchholz Gallery in Madrid. He showed regularly in many important cities, in Spain or in other countries (Madrid, Paris, Milan, New York, Helsinki, Tokyo, Rome, etc…)
Then, he moved to Paris during two years to study the avant-garde movements. He found inspiration in automatic art and abstraction. His first works were figurative. After discovering Cubism, he entered into abstract art. At the beginning, he used only black, ochre and white, then, when he discovered the potentiality of the light, he started painting with intensive colors like the red which creates a counterpoint to the large sprays of black. From 1964-1965, the color was dominant, notably in the huge paintings showed at the Biennale de Venise in 1968. Bright and thick colors were organized in simple rhythms with an elementary strength and often in opposition with plain wide patches in monumental diptychs.
During his abstract period, including the seventies, the artist was going to simplify; the circle - as a geometric form - became dominant in his compositions. The disk, already present before, was dominant and sometimes it was looking as solar or vegetal shapes, close to the dreamlike and Japanese-inspired simplifications of his contemporary Yasse Tabuchi. He was influenced by Japanese art and, in his works, we saw large black stripes. From 1980, Feito shared his time between Montreal (where he located during two years, in 1981), New York and Madrid, and finally, he decided to live between United States and Spain; his works at this time confirm his interest in the geometric brightness of the wide touches of colors.
The M.E.A.C. of Madrid devoted a retrospective to Feito in 1988. He was nominated Officer of the Arts et Lettres de France in 1985. His artworks are in different  museums: Bilbao, Cuenca, Madrid (Juan March Collection), Marseille, Alexandrie, Rome, Montreal, New York (Guggenheim Museum), Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Paris (M.N.A.M. and M.A.M of the city). In 1992, a huge exhibition was organized in Madrid; there, the artist showed acrylics painted on newspapers.

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Some were created in lithographic technic, most are simple offset reproductions. They are many those who like collecting these rectangles of paper, monochrome or in games of colours, in matt paper or brilliant, with many words or almost dumb.

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To read about the artist :
  • « Luis Feito, austellung, kunstveiren in Hambourg », Luis Feito, Hambourg, 1964
  • « Luis Feito », cat. d'exposition, Ed. Galerie Arnaud, Paris, 1965
  • « Del rojo al negro », L. F. et A. A. Ares, Musée Art Contemp., Montreal, 1968
  • « Tableaux, 1953-1968 », M.-A. Levin, Ed. M. Art contemporain, Montreal, 1969
  • « Feito », coll., cat. d'exposition, Ed. Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 1988
  • « Luis Feito », coll., cat., Ed. Caja de Ahorros Municipal de Pamplona, 1998
  • « Feito », Juan Manuel Bonet, Ed. Minist. de Asuntos Exteriores, Madrid, 2002
  • « Luis Feito - Obra gràfica », coll., cat., Ed. Madrid Publicaciones, 2004
  • « L. F. - Obra gràfica », coll., cat., Ed. Fund. Museo del Grabado Español Contemp., 2006
  • « L. F. - Papel », cat. d'exposition, Ed. Museo de Dibujo J. Gavin-Castillo, Larrés, 2016
To read from the artist :
  • « Dialogue avec Luis Feito », F.-A. Viallet, Ed. Cuadernos de Arte, Madrid, 1963
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