Born in Valencia, Spain, in 1942, Manolo Valdés is one of the few artists who have mastered multiple mediums including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. Throughout his career, Valdés has never stopped investigating and reinventing art, with an insatiable appetite for conceptual and plastic experimentation. The result of this talent is recognition from a growing public that can be found in the greatest cultural institutions of the world. His work is included both in public and private collections such as the Peggy Gungenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris or the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain.
Influenced by historical masterpieces, Valdés creates large works in which the lighting and colors express a sensation of corporeality. His work is forceful and decorated with historical art symbols. The timelessness of the image as the turning point of the visual experience is the determining factor in his creations. In his works, image and matter are fused in a body of work that wanders between Pop Art and material art, between social and political commitment and a continuous research for reinvention.