Manolo Millares

Manolo Millares

Manolo Millares

Las palmas de Gran Canaria 1926

Manuel Millares Sall, better known as Manolo Millares, was a 20th-century painter and engraver. The main promoter of the LADAC group (Los Arqueros de Arte Contemporáneo), and co-founder of the El Paso Group in 1957. He collaborated in numerous avant-garde publications, through which he gained increasing international recognition, reaching exhibitions in places such as the Pierre Matisse Gallery, the MOMA, the Guggenheim Museum in NY, the Tate Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires or the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, among others.
In his beginnings, he painted landscapes, pictures of figures and self-portraits whose style is reminiscent of those of Van Gogh. An artist of surrealist style whose work is divided into two stages, the first in which the world of archaeology and the history of Gran Canaria has a special influence on him; and the second one in which he uses elements such as burlap, sand, ceramics or wood to carry out his works. His work is displayed in important collections and museums.