Antonio Conde Ayala
Spanish artist, born in Archidona (Malaga) in 1955. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Seville, specializing in painting in 1988. He obtained the position of Professor of Plastic Expression in the Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Granada in 1995. He also won the Scholarship of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome.
He works graphic work for the National Library (1995). Numerous exhibitions ranging from realism to the homages he makes in his still lifes to the painting of Juan Gris or Fernand Léger.
His work is in the Collection of the Bank of Spain (Madrid), Calcografía Nacional (Madrid), Ministry of Economy and Finance (Granada), Fundación Caja de Granada, Ayuntamiento de Archidona; St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum. National Heritage (Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca), among other important institutions.
Artist of precise lines and contours, with a clear tendency for drawing and its marked neatness in any of the topics it deals with.
In some works he highlights his vivid chromatism of flat colors, for its decorative effect; its wide repertoire of Cubists’ own objects and their light-hearted irony.
Antonio Conde, in his long career, pays homage to much of the painting of the last century, from Cubism and Surrealism to Hyperrealism and Pop, even informalism.