Manolo Valdes is a Spanish leading artist who experiments with materials and techniques in the different media: painting, sculpture, drawing and printing. The subject matter of his works includes reinterpreting the classical painters Manolo Valdés reference these and other masters, including Velazquez, Rembrandt, Rubens and Matisse, amongst others. He was part a group of artists called Equipo Cronica, the highly influential Pop Art group of 1906’s Spain.
His latest exhibitions includes: Fundación Picasso, Museo Casa Nata, Malaga, 2011-12; Fundación « la Caixa », Barcelona, 2010; National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2008-09; The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, 2008, etc.
His work belongs to numerous public and private collections including: Fonds National d’Arts Plastiques, Paris; Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Barcelona; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia; Kunstmuseum, Berlin, Germany; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.