Ray Smith exhibition in Madrid

27th April 2009, Comments 0 comments

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.

Ray Smith 
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

For more information, log on to www.galeriaalvaroalcazar.com

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