So we're back in Valencia and one of our first stops, like usual, was the IVAM, where I discovered the the abstract painter Rafael Canogar. He's known for his "informalism," or work from instinct, that's spontaneous and painterly rather than formal. He says he's avoided "academicizing himself."   

I wasn't allowed to take details but the paint is thick and lush. In some pieces it's applied over handmade paper.