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MANOLO VALDÉS (* 1942)
MANOLO VALDÉS (* 1942)ARTIST INFO
The Spanish artist Manolo Valdés (b. 1942 in Valencia) studied for two years – from 1956 to 1958 – in Valencia at the „Academy of Fine Arts / Real Academia de Bellas Artes“. He left the academy to finally work freely and create artworks.
Manolo Valdés was one of the co-founders of the Spanish „Pop Art“ group „Equipo Crónica“ (founded in 1964) with Juan Antonia Toledo. establish kind.
Within the artist group „Equipo Crónica“ Valdés developed his artistic language, which quotes and strives for the open air
As in a nod to art history, Manolo Valdés sometimes refers to Greek historiography, sometimes to Jan van Eyck (1390-1441), sometimes to Henry Matisse (1869-1954), sometimes to Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) or sometimes to Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987).
- As in the 2001 lithograph and collage on paper board ‚Reina Mariana V Tribute to Lichtenstein‘, which is currently for sale at Galerie Jeanne in Munich (see image above).
A portion of irony and humor always resonates in his work when – as in the example mentioned – the portrait of „Queen Doña Mariana of Austria“ from a classic work by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) is broken down into a construction drawing then to collage the smallest fragments from the work „Girl with Hair Band“ by the pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997).
Manolo Valdés fragmentarily dissects the great works of art history and often only extracts a detail for his newly interpreted statements and appealing pop art compositions.
As a painter, sculptor and graphic artist, Manolo Valdés established a completely new artistic language
In his compositions and new interpretations, the pop art artist repeatedly draws on works from art history and likes to draw on the renowned artists of his home country. Image sections, outline drawings and portraits are included in their own compositions as outlines. In Valdés pop art, everything appears new and yet rooted in what already exists.
Manolo Valdés‘ collages become sculptural experiences, so to speak, thanks to all kinds of materials used.
Manolo Valdés is an internationally renowned artist whose artworks can be seen in many of the world’s most famous public art collections and museums (selection):
- Reina Sofia, Madrid,
- Museum of Modern Art, New York,
- National Museum of China, Beijing,
- Center Georges Pompidou, Paris
Manolo Valdé’s collages, paintings and etchings brought the internationally sought-after artist numerous prizes
- Silver Medal / Biennale, Tokyo,
- Alfons Roig Prize, Valencia,
- Spanish State Prize,
- Officier de L’Ordre National du Merite, Paris
Manolo Valdés now lives part-time in Madrid and in New York.
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