Art to the People

Donald Kuspit. Art critic and poet, Professor of Art History and Philosophy at the State University of New York

One is reminded of Matisse’s Fauvist dancers, and of Nolde’s even more Dionysian dancers. But Gabarrón’s figures move with even greater force and momentum than those primitive dancers, and are even more inwardly aroused and wild. They seem to have internalized some sort of danger and be fleeing from it at the same time.

Zhu Qingsheng. Director, Institute for Han Arts Study, Peking University

Gabarron’s art is Spain’s latest mature cultural product. It continues Spain’s distinctive artistic tradition: an inherited rationality, forms burnished by the flames of passion, and the teleological sensibility characteristic of Western art. If it may be so, then it will be so! Although we do not see Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró, or Tàpies in Gabarron’s paintings, we do perceive the consistent assimilation of Western artistic traditions since antiquity.


October 24, 2020 / January 2021
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FOOTRINTS Museo de la Evolución, Burgos, Spain
Through March 30, 2020
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Cristobal Gabarron
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KANAL-Center Pompidou, brussels, Belgium
December 19 until January 20, 2019
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FROM THE ORGANIC TO THE METAPHYSICAL UNPRECEDENTED CERAMICS by CRISTÓBAL GABARRÓN Romanesque Exhibition Hall, Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, Burgos, Spain
Through December 20, 2017
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Through January 15, 2018
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Dr. Gao Peng Director of Today Art Museum, Beijing

An artist attracts his audience through different virtues: his talent, creativity, diligence, as well as the value of his work throughout art history. After over 50 years of hard working and chasing excellency in art, Cristobal Gabarron has become internationally famous for his master-level paintings and sculptures, where the typical Avant-garde features of Abstract Expressionism can be found.

Dr. Robert C. Morgan, art critic, New York

His paintings have the capacity of inciting what many of the Spanish painters of the Baroque era were attempting to achieve: a heightened delirium of the senses, a conduit of some fusion between hedonistic delight and spiritual ecstasy.


Gabarron’s career started as a painter. He has never stopped painting and evolving his art since he started.


The artist approached sculptures once painting was developed. Years later sculpture became a core part of his career.

Public Art

The constant connection to the people, made him an expense part of his art to show internationally as Public Art for decades.


Always exploring different media, the artist has a personal art expression in his ceramics, shown in Cannes in the mayor retrospective in France.


Large Mural is one of the identities of Cristobal Gabarron. Since 1992 in Seville Universal Expo and Barcelona 1992, the artists have done many.

Architectural art

The relationship between art and architecture has always been and interest of the artist. Enjoy of his application on houses, industrial buildings and parks


Performing arts is the inspiration for the artist’s Stenography. Remarkable works for the Washington Ballet and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Achille Bonito Oliva, art critic and historian of contemporary art, Italy

“With his images, Gabarrón tries once again to form a circular dimension of time and space, in the sense of a recovered totality capable of containing past, present and future within it, all intertwined in a special substance that is fluid and firm at the same time.”

Li Xu, art critic, Deputy Director of the Power Station of Art Museum, Shanghai

Gabarron’s sculptures are like freehand paintings in three dimensions. These visual expressions of music and dance are not unlike totem poles, and they serve as monuments to love and life. They are an extension of the elegant modern Spanish art tradition of Gaudí, Miró, and Picasso.

Dual Mission

Since its inception in 2005 the museum program has brought over 100 exhibitions of local artists as well as 30 exhibitions for national and international artists. The Museum become a sounding board for the contemporary Mediterranean art and culture of Mula and the Region of Murcia.

The Museum acts as a research center for the creation of contemporary art within the regional, national and international scope. At the same time stimulates interest in knowledge, reflection, and facilitates public access to the transformations that art and culture are having in the first years of the s. XXI

The Museum host a permanent collection of Cristobal Gabarron, featuring all the highlights of his career as well as intimate artworks. The location has a very special meaning as it’s  the town that the artist was born.

The center was unveiled by the then Prince and Princess and currently the King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.
Mark Van Proyen, Professor Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

“Many of the most ambitious sculptural works Gabarrón

carried out in the course of recent years have been aimed at formal

interests related to activating and commemorating a social space.”

Dr. Kosme de Barañano, art critic, writer, museum director, Art History professor at the University Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain

The pictorial space in Gabarrón’s work is a space belonging to the imagination. The essence of the image is beyond painting.

For the Egyptians, for example, if their friezes were a form of abstract literature during their lives, Gabarron’s pictorial space is also a space that helps you imagine, to enter it and to travel to other worlds.

We are pleased to share a selection of the artist’s books.


Explore our online video catalogue in 360 inmersive videos and standard viewing.


Pierre Restany, French art critic and cultural philosopher.French art critic and cultural philosopher.

“We are the product of this cosmic process in which we participate through the creative act.  I missed the emotion of universal reach engendered by this painting of the chapel, so as to return to the order of the cosmos-genesis.  Don Cristóbal Gabarrón, you are a great humanist of color.”

Jack Rasmussen, PhD, Director and Curator, Katzen Museum, Washington, D.C.

Our exhibition, Gabarrón's Roots, presented all the gravitas of an international heavyweight and all the playfulness of a child. I don't know how a man can be both at once.

The American University Museum and Sculpture Garden were transformed by the power and the sensitivity of his art.


Earlier in his career, Cristobal Gabarron started his philanthropic journey. 

Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón was the first foundation, established in 1992 in Spain. Followed by the Gabarron Foundation, in 2001 in New York, USA. The youngest one, Gabarron Foundation Asia, Established in Hong Kong in 2016, among other activities.


Gabarron has a long history of collaborations with the United Nations, started in 1986, the artist has collaborate in the awareness of several UN iconic milestones.