Spanish purism painter Armando Rabadán uses geographical themes laced with the simplistic beauty of Japanese origami. His enticingly modern works appear to be wholesomely textured and three dimensional, even though they are in fact, completely flat upon the canvas.
The theme of looking from afar seems finely woven into these beautiful, refreshing landscapes; “they look like images taken by a drone”, where colour and simplicity are paramount, rather than referential accuracy. “The works of this series go through a stage of sculptural modelling, which I work with folding patterns from Japanese origami”, Rabadán then applies his unique marriage of synthetic colour, oil, and varnish to achieve desired volume and shape on the canvas.
Rabadán’s magnetism to the sacred geometry of the earth combines with his love of nature, something a bustling city usually lacks.
For the flowers to look unreal, 195 x 130 cm, synthetic paint on canvas, 2018.
Alchemical sun, 195 x 130 cm, synthetic paint on canvas, 2018.
Dulcinea, 195 x 160 cm, synthetic paint on canvas, 2018.