PEREZ VILLALTA GUILLERMO

CADIZ, SPAIN [1948]

He is a Spanish painter and sculptor , member of the new Madrid figuration and one of the most famous painters of postmodernism in Spain . Some sources include him in a stream called neomannerism .

Against the values ​​of some abstract modernity (authenticity of materials and formal purity), the painting of Villalta is fully narrative nature, as seen in two significant of his works, at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid: Group Of People . in an atrium (1975-1976 and People leaving a rock concert (1979) Other highlights include: Painting as Golden Fleece (1981-1982), Natural History (1987), Samson and Dalila and Sanctuary ( . 1996) His interest in mythological and religious themes (presented with an almost irreverent boldness) distinguishes him from the mainstream of contemporary painting, in 1982 he designed a Spanish card which replaced the usual figures for gods and saints nude El Rey de Oros. It was a fusion of Christ and Bacchus. He is a true artist to the study of tradition, tending to a motley ornamentation and an exuberance that inspires optimism (or nostalgia for an idealized past). Beauty defender as enjoyment and as "necessary to live," Pérez Villalta does not hide his desire for the ornamental (as opposed to minimalist art) and although it is sometimes provocative and rubbing the scandal continues to design methods and traditional production: Multiple sketches, refined technique of slow execution ... accuses disparate influences and admirer not only of old masters, but also of Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp and Dali confesses.