Cuenca, Spain, 1936.
He lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
Cruz Novillo is one of the Spanish artists who, from the 1970s onwards, undertook the renovation of the geometric visual language in Spain. His work is influenced by mathematical, musical and geometric parameters and by various theories of colour. In the nineties, he developed the plastic concept "Diafragma", a name that encompasses a multitude of works whose common characteristic is the combination of a variable number of monochromatic, sound, photographic or three-dimensional elements.
In his work, geometric abstraction and figuration coexist in a natural way since both come from the patterns marked by the combination of musical notes, numbers and colors.
Cruz Novillo is a member of the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. He is National Design Prize 1997; National Painting Prize of the Community of Castilla La Mancha, 2002; Medal to the Merit of the Fine Arts 2012. In 1977 he represented Spain at the International Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work is represented in national and international private and public collections such as the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS); Museo Patio Herreriano de Valladolid, Spain; Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain; Colección Accenture, Madrid.