Spain, 1937-2018

Eduardo Arroyo

Eduardo Arroyo, a key figure in Narrative Figuration, was a Spanish painter known for his critical view of the Franco regime. In 1958 he chose Paris as his place of exile and thus had a significant impact on his artistic career. Arroyo's work is characterized by a combination of political commitment, elements of pop culture and a satirical narrative style. His distinctive, vibrant colors and simplified shapes made his art accessible and expressive. In his varied career, Arroyo worked not only as a painter, but also as a set designer and author. Its importance for contemporary art is underlined by numerous exhibitions in renowned galleries and museums worldwide. As one of the most important Spanish artists of the post-war period, Arroyo left behind an influential legacy that continues to resonate in the art world today.