Opera Gallery will celebrate famous painter and sculptor Manolo Valdés with an unprecedented solo exhibition simply titled Manolo Valdés at their New York location (791 Madison Avenue), opening on May 20th and running through June 20th.
Known as one of the major artists on the Contemporary art scene, Manolo Valdés has been exploring for almost 60 years the great classics of History of Art, inscribing his œuvre in the path of great masters that preceded him.
The exhibition in New York will present a selection of the newest works coming directly from the artist’s studio. Highlights from the exhibition will include: The Menina, an emblematic figure of his work and reminiscent of Diego Velázquez, will be featured in a variety of bright resins: orange, violet, black and his signature “Valdés blue”; and Matisse como Pretexto, a painting will pay tribute to two of the greats utilizing their influence as a pretext. For Picasso he plays with cubist portraits’ geometry and with Matisse he pays homage to the first Fauvist painting La femme au chapeau.
Valdés has developed a particularly acute awareness of the importance of the image and its iconic value. His œuvre is a stunning interpretation of the History of Art, and a glorious tribute to the Classics as well as the Masterpieces of the greats of yore, such as El Greco, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi… using a broad range of raw materials Valdés subverts, reinvents or reinvigorates these familiar images and their established contexts.
Receiving wide public recognition and acclaim, Valdés’ works have been exhibited in many of the world’s most important museums including the Met (New York), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice and Bilbao). His sculptures have also been exhibited in many public spaces such as Berkeley Square in London, the Avenue Georges V in Paris and the Piazza del Duomo in Pietrasanta, among others.
Opera Gallery is located at 791 Madison Avenue. Exhibition hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and by appointment. If you are interested in checking out the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to call 646-707-3299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an exclusive tour. Visit https://www.operagallery.com/ for further details.