A vertical line that joines with a horizontal one creates an almost dramatic resonance. Actually, the contact between the acute angle of a triangle with a circle doesn’t produce a lesser effect than the contact of God’s finger with Adam’s finger in Miguel Angelo’s piece»
Kandinsky: “The Spiritual within Art”.
As Sempere admits in Josep Melia’s book about him (Edited by Poligrafa, 1976):
Klee was my first great discovery, after him, Mondrian overwhelmed me. But I think that it wasn’t until 1953, when I became immersed in Kandinsky’s work, that I discovered my true path.
Years later, when he returned to Spain, and he had to «explain» his paintings, he declared:
The Figurative concept is very complex, since it refers to all the objects in the nature that surrounds us. And a circle or a rectangle are also elements of the surrounding reality.
Informaciones, Madrid. 7/03/1975.
Therefore, Geometry reflected the highest level of abstraction, of essence, of the idea that can be extracted from the phenomenon:
The geometric forms are the best way to get a spirit of serenity and the vision of the eternal.
Informaciones. Madrid. 12/1/1975.
Geometric art is an answer to our way of life. In Paris, Informal Art became fashionable, but it didn’t really interest me. I started this more difficult way, trying to structure all those undone forms.
El Correo Gallego. 7/03/1979