Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Interview with Manolo Valdés
Interview: Manolo Valdés
Manolo Valdés: Recent Work – Paintings and Sculptures
Marlborough Fine Art
10 June - 16 July 2016
Arguably one of the most significant Spanish artists of the 20th century, Manolo Valdés (b1942, Valencia) works across a variety of media. He draws his inspiration from existing paintings that he likes, and then reinterprets fragments of them – usually faces – as large-scale paintings and sculptures. His work – and his life – is influenced by the developments in art history, and, like a magpie, he takes methods, media and ideas from his predecessors. He is permanently on the look out for images and interpretations and his enthusiasm and excitement are palpable.
Studio International spoke to him at the opening of his solo exhibition, Manolo Valdés: Recent Work – Paintings and Sculptures, at Marlborough Fine Art, where his daughter, Regina Valdes Montalva, kindly acted as interpreter.
Read the interview here