Spanish purism painter Armando Rabadán uses geographical themes laced with the simplistic beauty of Japanese origami. His enticingly modern works appear to be wholesomely textured and three dimensional, even though they are in fact, completely flat upon the canvas. His “preferred medium of spray, oil, and acrylic on canvas” along with computer sketching allow Rabadán to achieve the unique effect of his earthy and conceptual pieces.

Art has influenced Rabadán’s life from the earliest years; he spent weekends with his grandfather, a keen painter. “I remember the smell of turpentine from his studio since I was a child.” His keenness to create was obvious, and he soon chose to follow a creative career path; “when I was in high school I decided I wanted to be an architect. Finally, I realized that I was just interested in the creative side of that profession.” He went on to complete his Art’s Degree at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, where he has lived and worked as an artist for 4 years.