Maite y Manuel
(Uruguay, 1996, 1991)
Maite Garcia Argul (1996) and Manuel Puig (1991) are a duo of painters born in Uruguay currently living in Mallorca. Maite had graphic design studies and Manuel studied multimedia design, together they created Gabinete Exquisito in Barcelona in 2019, a design and illustration studio.
Their pictorial work oscillates between figuration and abstract expressionism and is defined by its authors as "an aggressive but innocent fight". Their previous experiences as cartoonists and mascot designers before devoting their time completely to painting is reflected in the imagery of their work, which is characterized by the appearance of creatures, characters, figures and imaginary friends that invade the austere spaces of their daily life such as tables, carts and messy rooms.