Eduardo Arroyo

Eduardo Arroyo is considered today as the most important representative of the political realism. In terms of style his usually ironical, colourful works stand at the crossing between the currents „Nouvelle Figuration” respectively „Figuration narrative“ and „Pop Art“. Characteristic for his art are the general absence of spatial depth and the flattening of the perspective.Arroyo also became known to a broad public by his numerous works as a stage designer as well as partly as a costume designer. In this regard he cooperates particularly with the producer Klaus Michael Grüber since 1969, who animated him to this activity. Arroyo arranged stages among others for the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, the Paris Opera or the Salzburger Festspiele.

Year Event
1937 Born in Madrid, Spain
1958 Lives in exile in Paris. There he makes friends with the members of the young art scene as well as with the old master Joan Miró. After Franco’s death he is honoured officially with a large retrospective in Madrid
1961 and onwards Single exhibitions in Paris, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Arnheim, Rome, Caracas, Milan, Venice, Padua, Turin, Parma, Frankfurt, Geneva, Valencia, Munich, New York, Hamburg and Zurich
1983 Arroyo receives the great national price for painting in Spain
1985 and onwards Lives in Madrid again