Carlos Nadal – 1980 Ed. Barthélémy

If the painting of Carlos Nadal suggests visions and words of celebration, of childhood and madness, it is doubtlessly because this is his inner world, a world that he has wrought, not a world that the painter, as a curious man, he has arbitrarily chosen to show us.

To become convinced it is enough to note how the Nadal universe remains the same, despite his disparate subjects. From Flemish interiors to Spanish beaches to picturesque Paris, what he imposes is not a succession of testimonies or memories but rather the metamorphosis of the same universe that is adorned, undressed, broken, put back together.

Hubert Nyssen (Avignon – 1980)