Ripollés' Universe. Juan Ripollés.
Ripollés, who is considered to be one of the most international of Spain’s contemporary artists, shows an exhibition created between 2006 and 2009 which consolidate the shaping of his artistic language following some works in previous years that were more abstract.
Most of the pieces chosen, twelve, have been made in bronze, a material with which the artist has used all the possible range of colours in producing them, from the golden appearance that covers Man with Butterfly to the green patina that characterises Generous, not forgetting the metal’s sober range of colours visible in Supine, Bull or The Queen.
As well as these twelve figures, Ripollés has put another eight sculptures in the Umbracle. These have a wealth of colours created with a technique in which the artist from Castellón is a pioneer in the world. To do this, Ripollés uses fibreglass to make the frame of the sculpture’s body, which he then covers with very small Murano glass particles.