Author: Gabriele Simongini
Extent: 192 pp
Publication: January 2021
Publisher: Manfredi Edizioni
Paintings or sculptures, Valdés’s works are full of a disruptive force and vitality that the artist conveys through skilful workmanship of the most varied materials, some even assembled by himself, transmitting an almost tactile sensation to the eye of the beholder.
Best-known to the general public for his female portraits, the artist draws inspiration from the most famous masterpieces in art history, reinterpreting them in an absolutely modern way. Valdés’ high-impact visual language, attention to materials and a predilection for large-scale works are just some of his hallmarks, rendering his style immediately-recognizable.