The artist who affirms that “a work is never finished but that what are finished are the possibilities”, makes in the Bancaja Foundation of Valencia a retrospective of all his work from its beginnings in the 50s to the present day. A journey through 92 works that encompass 20 of the works of his late wife, Maria Moreno, being the first exhibition made together by the two solos, without other artists, since previously they had participated in collective exhibitions. Making the journey through the works of marriage will make palpable the influences they have had reciprocally.
Antonio López García (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, January 6, 1936) maintains that in this exhibition “the works are connected to each other and get along well”, which makes it very special, He has participated in the selection and organization of the exhibition during the 2 years he has been preparing, and has been curated by Tomás Llorens, Boye Llorens and family members of the painter. The selection takes a turn for the whole of his artistic career, even for works in which he is currently working and unfinished, allowing the public to see his methodology of work and creative process.
Almost 100 works come from about 25 private collectors and important institutions, such as: Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Fundación ICO, Museo ARTIUM. Vitoria – Gasteiz, Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, Marlborough Gallery, MonteMadrid Foundation Collection, Rucandio Collection, Sorigué Foundation Collection, Orpheus Collection, Private Collection courtesy of Michel Soskine Inc. Madrid – New York and the Municipal Museum of Valdepeñas.
It has been divided into two large chronological sections, the first navigating through its first years where López was looking for a figurative language that differentiated him from the others, a style of his own. The second section focuses on the study of light and form, a representation of a static and changing reality, which leads Antonio to develop a very complex and meticulous work process. An artist whose poetics are difficult to classify because he is very unique and belongs to a creative universe of his own, which makes him an observer of a parallel reality to which only he has access, leading him to develop his work in different disciplines.
Paintings, sculptures and drawings by one of the most interesting and influential artists of the 20th century that will nourish your spirit…
From September 24, 2020 to January 24, 2021.
Art for the Hungry.