Biography of Guillermo Pérez Villalta (1948-VVVV)

Guillermo Pérez Villalta

Spanish artist, born in Tarifa (Cádiz) on 12 May 1948. Painter and sculptor most representative of postmodernism in Spain.

Came to be known as painter at the beginning of the Decade of the seventies (moved to Madrid in 1968), and since then has practiced and maintained a conception of painting outside all the conventions of 20th century avant-garde art, considering that all contemporary visual and intellectual demonstrations fall into boredom, the pedantry or frivolity. Heavily influenced by his studies of architecture that never ended and the movida Madrileña.

His manifesto, technical virtuosity in the richness of his narrative style and the architectural structures of his compositions, seeks in his paintings the serenity, balance and harmony, reflected in the characters and motifs characteristic of their unique imagery (mythological figures, elements of nature, geometric shapes, etc.). Next to it, it shows a constant preoccupation for combining and merging Eastern and Western, elements or other ends such as Christian motifs and the Dionysian. The religious theme, which consecrated its fabrics in any face or figure is also present in his painting. As an Illustrator he/she has illustrated several books, like the Phaeton (count Villamediana), the Odyssey (Homer) or Guilliver (Jonathan Swift) trips.

In 1985 he/she received the national prize of plastic arts, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of culture "in recognition of the meritorious work of Guillermo". It is also a fine arts gold medal.

In May 2006 he/she opened a show in Seville, which, with the name of author, reviewed all genres addressed in his career through his one hundred outstanding works. It is present in the permanent collections of the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, at the Suñol Foundation in Barcelona or in the Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, among others.

One of his last works was the poster of the 17TH biennial of Flamenco, which was presented in February 2012. The biennial celebration is scheduled for the months of September and October 2012.