Antonio Murado explores his interest in nature both in his subject matter—often abstracted landscapes and flowers—and through his experimentation with the properties of paints and varnishes. By building up layers on the canvas's surface, he achieves great depth and a meditative mood.
Murado was born in Lugo, Spain, in 1964 and graduated from the University of Salamanca. His paintings have been written about extensively in Spain and the numerous publications that have reviewed his work in the United States include ArtForum and The New York Times. Murado's work has been exhibited internationally for nearly two decades and is held by many of Spain's leading museums, including Colección Caixa de Galicia, Museo de Bellas Artes de Alava, Colección AENA de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, Contemporaneo in Cáceres, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Fundación La Caixa in Barcelona, Colección Excma Sra. Dña. Inés de Borbón, and Colección Patrimonio Nacional de España. He has also created many commissioned works for private and corporate collections.Murado lives and works in New York City.