The art gallery Fernandez-Braso´s stand in ARCOlisboa 2017 is entirely dedicated to the work of the artist and architect Gerardo Delgado (Olivares, Sevilla 1942) whose paintings, initiated in the 1960´s, played a large role in the history of Spanish abstract art. He has been an important influence on the successive generations of artists in the south of Spain.
Gerardo Delgado initiated his career in the Seville gallery La Pasarela where he showed his work in 1968. He also participated in the legendary exposition New Generation in the Edurne Gallery in Madrid together with artists like Alexanco, Teixidor, Yturralde, Elena Asins and Barbadillo among others; united in their distancing from the Informalism that dominated the period.
In the stand of the Fernandez-Braso Gallery work from this period can be seen, influenced by the functional rationalism of the Bauhaus and other constructive movements derived from the European Avant-garde. These works were executed following the norms of geometrical abstraction. Paintings and sculpture of vivid colors and moving volumes, playful, open to the participation of the spectator and with a clear didactic intention.
Added to this group of works dating from the end of the 60´s and beginning of the 70´s is a selection of more recent paintings from the artist, some unreleased, following up the last series of works that is currently being shown in the retrospective exhibition that the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art in Seville (CAAC) is dedicating to him.
Through his artistic career Gerardo Delgado has shown in the most prestigious galleries of Spain such as Juana de Aizpuru, Edurne, René Metras, Joan Prats, Egam, Gamarra and Garrigues, Fernández-Braso, etc. as well as participating in events such as the Venice and Rio de Janeiro biennales. His work can be seen in museums and collections such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Fundación Juan March, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Navarra, Fundación Cajasol, Fundación La Caixa and The Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. among others.