Felicidad Moreno
Spain, 1959
Felicidad Moreno did her training as an artist in Madrid, at Taller Soto Mesa (now El Estudio) and the Escuela de Artes y Oficios. She first turned her attention to painting, a period of geometrical abstraction that was to be seen at her first solo exhibition in 1983. Later (between 1985 and 1989) she worked on series dominated by the contrast between white and black, a metaphor for the duality of light and dark, with a decided emphasis on material marked by the presence of curved lines. Her work won an award at the Muestra de Arte Joven in 1986 and became familiar on the Spanish art scene. Since 1990 geometry in her work has depended on colour and she has abandoned the emphasis on material, orienting her painting towards a more characteristically lyrical lightness into which she has gradually introduced wefts, printed figures and patterns. The colour appears in brilliant industrial-type ranges that link her work to the international abstract currents which dominated the scene in the nineties. During that period she carried out a fruitful artistic investigation of the still photograph (some of these works were shown at the exhibition La fotografía sin cámara, presented at the Canal de Isabel II in Madrid in 1994), where she applied resources she had previously tried out in her paintings and then introduced aspects of photographic experimentation into the pictures.
Santiago B. Olmo