It’s 130 works which has chosen the own Antonio Lopez, including drawings, paintings and sculptures, the oldest to some never exposed. Several museums and private collectors, including the painter, have lent works for the exhibition, which will visit Madrid and Bilbao. The Museum Thyssen?Bornemisza of Madrid opens its halls to the realism of Antonio Lopez bringing together 130 works of the artist, in the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the Spanish painter. It is the gaze of the own Antonio Lopez on his work, recent and ancient, which articulates this exhibition, which will be open from June 28 to September 25, 2011. The artist, who has overseen the selection and fitting together the two Commissioners?Maria Lopez, his daughter, and artistic director of the Thyssen Museum, Guillermo Solana?Bornemisza, as well as the technical Commissioner, Paula Luengo?, presented to the public in a large sample of almost autobiographical character. Pieces of the past twenty years and which come directly from his study, almost half of the 130 exhibited works, are giving way to more distant production over time, until the 1950s. There is no chronological order in this show, the tour goes forward and backward in the work of Antonio Lopez who, as is clear, is active and working. In the halls, will coexist in a balanced manner painting, drawing and sculpture, three genres that has cultivated throughout his career.
After its presentation in Madrid the exhibition may see, in a somewhat smaller version, in the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, from October 10, 2011 to January 22, 2012. The views of Madrid, including the most recent of the Gran Via and some that will be shown for the first time are gathered alongside pictures of his native Tomelloso, paintings and drawings of fruit trees or to his portraits of couples and their interiors. The recurring themes in the universe of Antonio Lopez and their influences and their connection with the tradition, which is considered heir to the obsession will be present. And is your sense of the human figure so present in sculptures and drawings. The poetry of the everyday considered the great representative of realism and contemporary Spanish figuration, the work of Antonio Lopez is too personal to be easily classified. Dnsor of freedom as a maximum supply of creativity and feelings as basic material of the creative process and communication with others, the manchego teacher seeks between the reality surrounding you everyday aspects likely to be portrayed in his work. Many of the works collected in this exhibition come from private collections, mostly Spanish and, among them, that of the artist with a good number of unpublished works, some in the process of work; but there are also outstanding loans from museums such as the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Bellas Artes de Bilbao, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Hamburg or the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, among others. The most quoted Antonio Lopez painter became in the Spanish author live most quoted in 2008, when the box Madrid from Torres Blancas, a stunning urban view of the Spanish capital, s auctioned at Christie s by 1.38 million pounds (1.74 billion euros).