Spain, 1937 - 2018

Eduardo Arroyo

Eduardo Arroyo is today considered the most important representative of politically committed realism. Stylistically, his mostly ironic, colorful works are at the crossroads between the movements “Nouvelle Figuration, or Figuration Narrative” and “Pop Art”. What is characteristic of his depictions is the general absence of spatial depth and the flattening of perspective.

Arroyo has also become known to a wide audience through his numerous works as a set designer and, in some cases, as a costume designer. In this regard, he has been working since 1969 primarily with the director Klaus Michael Grüber, who encouraged him to do this work. Arroyo designed stages for, among others, the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, the Paris Opera and the Salzburg Festival.

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1937 Born in Madrid, Spain

1958 Lives in exile in Paris. There he befriends members of the young art scene, as well as the old master Joan Miró. After Franco's death, he was officially honored with a major retrospective in Madrid.

From 1961 he had solo exhibitions in Paris, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Rome, Caracas, Milan, Venice, Padua, Turin, Parma, Frankfurt, Geneva, Valencia, Munich, New York, Hamburg and Zurich.

1983 solo exhibitions in Paris, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Rome, Caracas, Milan, Venice, Padua, Turin, Parma, Frankfurt, Geneva, Valencia, Munich, New York, Hamburg and Zurich

Arroyo receives the Grand National Prize for Painting in Spain and lives again in Madrid