Paintings and Sculptures
8 May - 21 July 2013
A leading figure of contemporary art, Manolo Valdés will be at Pera Museum between 8 May and 21 July 2013 with a selection of works that extend from the 1980s to the present.
Following the dissolution of Equipo Crónica, the pioneering group of Pop art in Spain, which he cofounded, Valdés continued his career solo as of 1981. His works derive their strength from the masterpieces of the past, bear historic clues, colors, and textures, and make strong references to art history, carrying traces that extend from Velázquez to Zurbarán, and from Matisse to Picasso and Lichtenstein.
Stripping a painting from its original context and reinterpreting it through pop art, the artist primarily focuses on figures, objects, and series.
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