The following was written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California:
Architecture and archeology sweep the strangely beautiful images of Frederic Amat, a Spanish painter born in Barcelona in 1953. Hard to categorize, his works are thick with collaged elements, brewed with wax, paper pulp and burlap. His roots are deep in the Spanish soil, from the cave-dwelling Cro-Magnons, who ground oxides and ochers on the Altamira walls, to the austere expressionism of Spanish Romanesque frescoes, dripping with martyr's blood; he emerges out of this rich history a standard-bearer. His work, which includes collage, paintings, objects, costumes and scenery, is singularly evocative
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