Guillermo Pérez Villalta
Tarifa, Cádiz, Spain. 1948.
In 1966 he began his architectural studies in Madrid but he abandoned them to devote himself to painting. His interest in the classic art tradition led him to the painting where mannerist media exist together with a classic iconography, in an architectonic atmosphere. He was considered one of the principal artists in the so-called “new Madrid figuration” in the 70s.
The work of this artist has always been connected to the purest artistic conception. Perez Villalta takes up the great legends that have been successful throughout history to mould a symbolic iconography where the most unexpected issues have an unforeseen relation, to the extent of evoking the purest occidental spirituality.