Albert Madaula’s Portraits Are Colorful Depictions of Male Beauty
If you are a fan of portraiture, specifically ones that depict male figures like yours truly, then you’ll be pleased to see what artist Albert Madaula has to offer. A young Spaniard, Madaula grew up in a family of artists and, since a young age, has been tinkering with various forms of art. He is currently a director, photographer, and model in addition to being an artist, but this post will focus on what I believe to be his most unique form of expression: his portraits.
There’s just something about the way he uses lines to transform the male visage that reminds me of Austrian master portrait-artist Egon Schiele (which is the best thing an artist can do). The main difference here is the treatment of said figure and the vibrant addition of color as another element that brings forth the feelings of the model. Some of these paintings aim at a more ‘realistic’ portrayal of skin, but all of them have a flattened, almost cubist air to them that makes the supposed realism innocuous.
At his best, Madaula can easily paint a sensual desire in the eyes of his subject, which makes him an artist to look out for in the future if he decides to continue working with paint instead of film. But for now, enjoy these amazing portraits and wonder about the real faces hidden within the vast array of lines and colors.