Cámara de las maravillas, Mark Ryden’s exhibit in Malaga
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga, Spain, is playing exclusive host to Mark Ryden’s first retrospective exhibition in Europe.
Cámara de las maravillas, the title of this show curated by Fernando Francés, made up of 55 works in all, includes different small and large format canvases, in addition to several sculptures which summarise and help better understand the complex world of the Father of Pop Surrealism.
The artist’s work is a mix between the cryptic and the beautiful, tracing a pace through melancholy and the disturbing.
Mark Ryden’s world is a place infused with bittersweet nostalgia, tinged with macabre darkness, in which complex psychological elements lie beneath a surface comprised of cultural clichés.
This exhibition, which covers 20 years of creations, is being presented as one of the most important in Mark Ryden’s career.
“I believe in letting imagination thrive in my art. I am not afraid of nostalgia or sentiment. I value taking the time to make a painting ‘beautiful.’ I want to breathe life into my paintings.”
– Mark Ryden
Cámara de las maravillas
until the 5th of March, 2017
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo
C/ Alemania, Malaga – Spain