Six sculptures by the Valencian artist were exhibited from June to November 2017 emerging from one of the artificial lakes of the City of Arts and Sciences. These monumental pieces of more than five meters high, created with materials such as corten steel, aluminum, cast iron or marble, were giant heads inspired by Henri Matisse to which the sculptor added everyday objects that drink from the tradition of Spanish painting , like a pamela, butterflies or a headband.
After the temporary exhibition, the Hortensia Herrero Foundation acquired three of the pieces that were donated to the three provincial capitals of the Comunitat Valenciana.
About Manolo Valdés
Manolo Valdés has lived and worked in New York for more than 25 years. He started his career in València, where he was born in 1942 and studied his first degree. In 1964 he became one of the founders of the art group Equipo Crónica. In 1981 he started his solo career, continuing with the dialogue with the art history of the Equipo Crónica, but from his own style.
Manolo Valdés has held exhibitions all over the world and has received many awards and recognitions. His work is part of the permanent collections in museums like the Metropolitan in New York or the Pompidou Centre in Paris.