MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION BY MANOLO VALDÉS
The monumental sculpture exhibition by Manolo Valdés which took place last September in the iconic Place Vendôme of Paris is now coming to the outdoor spaces at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències thanks to the Hortensia Herrero Foundation, which has brought six sculptures to the lake of the Museu de les Ciències whose titles are: “La Mariposa” (“The Butterfly”), “Los Aretes” (“The Earrings”), “La Diadema” (“The Headband”), “Mariposas” (“Butterflies”), “La Doble Imagen” (“The Double Image”), and “La Pamela” (“Pamela – Picture Hat”).
Valdés has created several large heads whose headdresses are made up of very different motifs, such as butterflies, geometric shapes, and a "pamela," or picture hat, as the sculptor takes his inspiration from the things that surround him and puts those things into works of art that are inspired by Spanish painting tradition and art history in general.
In order to create these monumental sculptures of more than five meters in height, the artist used very different materials such as weathering steel, aluminum, cast iron, and marble – and some of his works were painted with a layer of epoxy paint. The exhibition can be seen from June 28 to December 10, 2017.
One of the six monumental sculptures on display will be acquired by the Hortensia Herrero Foundation so that it may later be donated to the City of Valencia and placed at the Valencia Marina. The piece will be chosen via popular vote and anyone who visits the exhibition can cast their vote in the ballot boxes located at the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.