The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 2, 2015

First solo show in Mexico by Darío Villalba at Luis Adelantado Gallery in Mexico City
A man observes works of Spanish artist Dario Villalba during an exhibition inaugurated at gallery Luis Adelantado in Mexico City, Mexico, 22 September 2011. EPA/Sashenka Gutierrez.
MEXICO CITY.- Luis Adelantado Gallery presents the first solo show in Mexico, by the national prize of art, Darío Villalba(1939, San Sebastián, Spain).

An artist that has been a part of the gallery almost from the beginning, Villalba is an inescapable reference to the understanding of art, after the Informalism generation of the fifties up until now. His work criticizes the artistic media in which he unfolds, making it clear that it is not the style, but the artist which defines his work. Always up to date, and in constant dialogue with the young artists, the work of Darío Villalba explores the border between photography and painting. He also explores the borders of the object, installation and sculpture. In 1970, at the XXXV Biennial of Venice, he presented his "encapsulados" that brought him international fame and artistic significance. Because of the constant excellence of his work, he has been awarded with diverse recognitions, among them the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2002. His work has been exposed in many of the most important museums in the world, as the MoMA, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, among many others many.

This show which spans a wide part of his latest years of production includes around 50 big format canvases and 100 of his “documentos básicos (Sourse material)”. In some way it’s a "mental portrait" of the artist, a "retrospective exhibition" that shows the coherence and interest of a long and fruitful life, dedicated to artistic creation".

The current show is a review of the work of one of the most influential artists of Spanish art of the last decades. Darío Villalba constitutes a reference in Spanish contemporary art thanks to his pioneering use of photography as painting, most present in current art, and his continuous dialogue with the avant-gardes. For this show, Villalba has made a selection of the most significant pieces of his work, many of which were shown in the great retrospective at the Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, creating "a now, an all, a self-portrait"

Luis Adelantado Gallery | Darío Villalba |

Today's News

September 24, 2011

Copyrights and images from Marilyn Monroe's first photo shoot to be auctioned

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Turkish Republic reach agreement for transfer of top half of Weary Herakles

The Morgan Library & Museum holds major exhibition this fall celebrating the birth of Charles Dickens

Richard Serra: Two new sculptures, Junction and Cycle, on view at the Gagosian Gallery

Works by world's preeminent contemporary artists sold at Christie's New York to benefit Artists for Haiti

"Wizard of Oz" ruby slippers up for sale at California auction house Profiles in History

Focused survey of installation art by Sanford Biggers at the Brooklyn Museum

Seeing Stars: Visionary Drawing from the collection on view at the Menil Collection

Sotheby's London to offer important newly discovered and unseen early photographs by Linnaeus

Arco Gallerywalk, new idea from Arco Art Fair to boost visits to art galleries in Madrid

Large scale steel sculptures by Jonathan Prince at The Sculpture Garden at 590 Madison Avenue

First solo show in Mexico by Darío Villalba at Luis Adelantado Gallery in Mexico City

Longtime Michener Director/CEO Bruce Katsiff announces plan to step down

De Hallen Haarlem presents an international group exhibition centering on an artwork by Louise Bourgeois

"What would you name a new worm?" asks UK museum

Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby: Ascent on view at Haunch of Venison in London

The Rencontres D'Arles: Photography festival 2011 breaks attendance record

The Whitney announces team for second volume devoted to Warhol's films

Looters plunder $8.5M from Ivory Coast museum

Poland receives 2 stolen paintings seized in New York

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site