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Exhibition "DARÍO VILLALBA. Resplandor seco"

11:0020:00 h
Venue: Fundació Suñol
Passeig de Gràcia, 98
08008 Barcelona
Price: From 3€ to 4€

The figure of Darío Villalba (San Sebastián, 1939) is vital in understanding the evolution of Spanish art in the 1960s. From its very beginnings his work broke clear from existing currents in the country at that time, creating a rupture that has endured to the present by combining two techniques with no distinction between them: painting and photography. As he himself commented in an interview: “In my work painting is photography and photography is painting.” He created a new artistic language that Andy Warhol named Pop Soul.

The in-depth review of the work of the artists in the collection is one of the main objectives of the Fundació Suñol since its beginning. Darío Villalba exhibited at the Galeria Vandrés from 1972 to 1978, and it was in this context that he met Josep Suñol, who gave him support and acquired a considerable number of works by the artist, that are now part of the Josep Suñol Collection. These works can be seen in the exhibition, where they will dialogue with a selection of Villalba’s own fund. Although he has exhibited all over the world, this is the first individual exhibition that the artist carries out in the city of Barcelona.