Ray Smith exhibition in Madrid
American artist Ray Smith's exhibition in Alvaro Alcazar Gallery is what he terms as 'his reconciliation with Spain'.
Unguernica, the central piece in this American artist's exhibition is a swirling, deconstructed take on Picasso's masterpiece.
Ray Smith says that he was inspired to reinvent the mammoth oil painting after the terrorist attacks of 11 September. It is flanked by a series of related paintings, such as a bloody depiction of Guernica's iconic horse head.
His other works are a complete departure: a series of distorted watch faces in vibrant colours on round and oblong canvases range in size from Frisbee to surfboard, and would be as suited to a university flat as they are to this stark gallery.
Venue: Galería Álvaro Alcázar, c/Hermosilla, 58
Tel: 91 781 60 39
Getting there: Metro: Velázquez/Príncipe de Vergara
Opening hours: Open Tue-Fri, 10am-2pm and 5-8:30pm; Sat, 11am-2pm and 5-8:30pm.
Till: Until 30 May