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Mexican, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1952, in Vigo, Spain.

Painter. Portraits.

Rafael Cidoncha is known mainly for his portraits, notably those of the art collector Mrs Natasha Gelman (1996) in which he reproduces Frida Kahlo's 1943 Self-portrait with Monkeys. He has also received official commissions including a portrait of King Juan Carlos of Spain, commissioned by the city of Seville. Cidoncha has shown his work in exhibitions in Madrid, New York, Brussels and Frankfurt. In ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 June 1953.

Painter, collage artist.

Michel Tabanou is primarily a collector, a painter whose work is based on accumulation, amassing a huge technical and physical repertory of material to create clever and unusual collages based on disparate elements such as decals, print-outs and original graphics. His images are abstract but also contrive to suggest a mixture of masts and rigging set in the context of an abandoned harbour or a deserted breaker's yard. This initial image is soon succeeded by another recurrent theme; that of two armies locked in battle. It is left to the viewer to interpret each canvas, reading, the images as one might turn the pages of a book....