“Manolo Valdes’s versatility and mastery of artistic disciplines have cemented his place in
Spanish art history as one of the most influential art figures of the 21st century.”
Opera Gallery Dubai is proud to present the upcoming solo exhibition by world-renowned Spanish artist, Manolo Valdes.
The exhibition will run from March 15th to April 14th. The opening reception will be held in the presence of the artist, the Ambassador of Spain, the owner of Opera Gallery, and representatives of Dubai Culture and the DIFC on March 14th.
The upcoming exhibition is the perfect opportunity to both commemorate the progression of culture and art in Dubai as well as celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Opera Gallery Dubai. The gallery has been a driving force behind the evolution of art in the region and the calibre of this artist is only one example of that. Opera Gallery Dubai is part of the well-established international network known for showcasing contemporary artists from around the world and is honoured to host Manolo Valdes’s first exhibition in the Middle East where more than 25 of his works will be on display.
Manolo Valdes is a rare breed of artists who has mastered multiple artistic disciplines in this career. Born in Valencia, Spain, Valdes works in paint, sculpture and mixed media and describes his works as having a life beyond the themes and boundaries of an exhibition. Much like the old saying ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, each of his works can be read differently, interacted with differently and each have something different to tell the observer.
In addition to brand new sculptures and works on canvas, Opera Gallery Dubai will display 5 monumental sculptures throughout the DIFC for a period of one year, as part of the neighbourhood’s public art integration program. Additionally, for the very first time in his career, Valdes has produced four sculptures mixing brass and 24 carat gold, which have been created exclusively for Dubai and will be revealed at the exhibition.
Opera Gallery Dubai invites you to witness the works of one of the most adept artists in the world, Manolo Valdes,
Opera Gallery Dubai, Gate Village, Building 3, DIFC from March 15th, 2018.