about Menchu Lamas
Vigo (Pontevedra), 1954
Menchu Lamas is co-founder of the Atlantic group is one of the most relevant figures in Spanish contemporary art. Her production is a vibrant symbolic universe where she fuses abstract and figurative elements in large formats and structures the colour chromatisms so characteristic of its expressive language. Her works were selected for important international exhibitions, such as the Biennial of Sao Paulo "Europalia", "Five Spanish Artist" in New York, "Spanish Kaleidoscope" and "Spanks-Agent-Art" which was exhibited in different Scandinavian museums, "Currents "at the Boston ICA. The CGAC dedicated a retrospective that travelled exceptionally to Milan, Naples and Rome. Her work is in the main public collections and major institutions in the country, such as the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the MACBA in Barcelona, the MEIAC in Extremadura or the CGAC in Santiago de Compostela. In 2010 she received the Galician Culture Award in plastic arts and 2018 she entered the Royal Galician Academy of Fine Arts.
about the artist's works
Her production is a vibrant symbolic universe where she fuses abstract and figurative elements in large formats and structures the colour chromatisms so characteristic of its expressive language, which makes it a genuine and consolidated artist within the world of plastic arts. Colour strata, chromatic textures and subtle movements of matter permeate the canvases of intense yellows, radiant blues and greens, in contrast to warm and cold hues, creating a habitat for the viewer's gaze. Passion, strength and expression flood the production of this artist who always claims the role of women in contemporary art.