Barcelona, 1931 – Sabadell, 2020
Alfons Borrell is one of the most prominent representatives of lyrical abstraction in Catalonia.
After attending the studio of Anglada Camarasa and the School of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Alfons Borrell began his artistic career in the fifties, within figuration at first. His work evolved into abstract expressionism and, already in the sixties, to the gestural painting.
In the mid-seventies he developed the style of its own, detached of any label, characterized by a sober chromatism that is consciously disassociated from the material informality. In his painting, the color is imposed on the form, from a language that waives any reference, craving and seeking restraint and rigor.