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Size: 14.5 x 22 cm
Eduardo Arroyo y el paraíso de las moscas goes through the life and work of the painter Eduardo Arroyo (Madrid, 1937), from his early years in Paris, where he exiled in 1958 due to his strong opposition to Franco’s regime, to present day, having become one of the most admired and influential painters in Spanish contemporary art.
A leading example of Neo-figurative art in the sixties, his subversive, committed and anti-establishment art has earned Arroyo as many enemies as friends, and over time has placed him in a prominent position within the international art scene.
His restless, Renaissance personality drove him to work as a stage designer and sculptor. He is also passionate about boxing and maintains privileged relationships with the worlds of theatre and literature. Humor permeates all his paintings and also his texts, which are free, honest and often foul-mouthed. A total artist, unique and charming, in whose oeuvre Spain – that loved and hated “paradise of flies” – takes on major importance and turns into an obsession which is both personal and pictorial.
Fabienne Di Rocco has collaborated with Eduardo Arroyo in countless literary and artistic projects. She has authored various essays and has translated the painter’s books into French.