Rafael Canogar is a Spanish artist born in 1935 in Toledo, Spain. He is known for his abstract paintings and sculptures that explore the intersections of color, form, and space.
Canogar was a member of the influential Spanish avant-garde art group El Paso in the 1950s and 60s, which sought to break away from the traditional forms of Spanish art and embrace new approaches to abstraction. His early works were characterized by bold, gestural brushstrokes and a vibrant use of color.
Over time, Canogar's work evolved to incorporate more complex compositions and a greater emphasis on texture and materiality. He began working with mixed media, incorporating materials such as sand, metal, and tar into his paintings and sculptures to create tactile, three-dimensional works.
Born in 1935