“Homage to the Masters” is a joint exhibition organised by Mandala Club and Opera Gallery, with works from Lita Cabellut and Manolo Valdés.
In this exhibition, we see the voices of legendary artists resonate through the imagery of Lita Cabellut, as she draws upon works from renowned names in Modern Art – Egon Schiele, Fernand Léger and Andy Warhol. Reinvigorated through her visionary figurative paintings, she has seamlessly interwoven both past and present into her practice. Her pictorial technique contains the distinct elements of German Expressionists, with her thick impasto painting technique striking the senses instantly.
Similarly, we recognise familiar icons used in Manolo Valdés’ works, as he remarkably transforms and transposes these images into something new and contemporary. Throughout his artistic career, Valdés has developed a particularly acute awareness of the importance of the image, particularly its iconic value. He constantly seeks to reinterpret great masterpieces, distilling the essence to achieve a degree of simplification, which emphasises the primary elements. Valdés has continued to take inspiration from works by key figures from art history including Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, utilising a broad range of raw materials to subvert, reinvent or reinvigorate these familiar images and their established contexts.
Venue: Mandala Club, 31 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
When: 25 Sep - 14 Oct 2021, 10am - 7pm