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Abstract Expressionists We Love: Beñat Olaberria

on May 01, 2023

Beñat Olaberria
London, UK

Hailing originally from the Basque country in Northern Spain, Beñat Olaberria is an Abstract Expressionist artist based in London who earned his degree from City and Guilds at the London Art School, obtaining an MA in Fine Art.

contemporary abstract expressionist artist Beñat Olaberria

Beñat's art practice departs from impressionistic, narrative, and reductive approaches. Rather, Beñat's creative practice is an exploration of his subconscious. His paintings evolve as a response to initial nervous, spontaneous, and impulsive mark-making, eventually achieving balance.

contemporary abstract expressionist artist Beñat Olaberria

'Inbetweens' by Beñat Olaberria.

He explains his process as being similar to going for a walk with no destination in mind. In this way, he says, painting is more of a documentation of his process where the mistakes/accidents are visible at the end. I really like this about his work, how his large, bold paintings seem to capture the raw expressions of being in the moment. And while I love expressions as color, Beñat succeeds in monochrome.

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Pete Stein
Founder, Galerie Stein

Galerie Stein will be presenting several contemporary Abstract Expressionist artists both virtually at and in our gallery in Montreal in 2024.

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