A Spanish artist, born in Archidona (Malaga) in 1955. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Real Academia de Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville, specialising in painting, in 1988. He was appointed tenured professor of plastic arts at the Faculty of Education Sciences at the University of Granada in 1995. He also received a grant from the Spanish Royal Academy in Rome.
He creates graphic work for the National Library (1995). This work has included numerous exhibitions ranging from realism to the tributes he pays to the painting of Juan Gris and Fernand Léger with his still lifes.
His work can be found in the Bank of Spain’s Art Collection (Madrid), the National Chalcography (Madrid), the Ministry of Economy and Finance (Granada), the Caja de Granada Foundation, the Local Government of Archidona, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and National Heritage (Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca), among other notable institutions.
He employs precise lines and profiles, with a clear tendency for drawing and its marked neatness, in all of the subjects he tackles.
Some of his works are distinctive given their dynamic chromatic scheme using plain colours - owing to their decorative effect - along with his extensive repertoire of cubist objects and his nonchalant irony.
Antonio Conde, throughout his long career, has paid homage to a large cross-section of painting from the previous century: from cubism and surrealism to hyperrealism and pop via informalism.