Born in Madrid, 1929
studied in Fine Arts School in Madrid.
early age, he abandoned basic-representativism and turned
towards abstraction along the path of certain type of
non-formalism, in which textures and materials are of
considerable importance, but where color treated with
intelligent delicacy, refuses to allow itself to be
subjugated by the basic material.
In any case, Lucio has always betrayed a keen interest in
topography of his paintings, as if the light and shade,
which his relief give rise to were for him a language,
which it is task to interpret. This explains, why in his
later works he has not remained content with the texture
that could be extracted from the aggregation of painting
on the canvas. Instead, he has sought that he could arrive
at through cutting away at the material element itself.
At this stage he resorted to wood; he scratches and hacks
at it with aims that are nevertheless expressly concerned
with a two-dimensional result and thus still belong to the
realm of true painting as such. For it is not volume so
much as the play of shadows created by volume that matters
in his work, this being conjugated with an extremely
expressive play of colors.
Where this technique is concerned, his most important
masterpiece is probably the vast mural above the high
altar in the Basilica at Aranzazu.