An accomplished painter and sculptor, Manolo Valdés (born in 1942 in Valencia, Spain) is one of the most celebrated living Spanish contemporary artist. He began his career in the 1960s as one of the founding members of Equipo Cronica, a Spanish manifestation of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.When the movement ended in 1981, Valdes continued his own artistic exploration centred on the appropriation and reinterpretation of classical masterpieces: the quintessence of his work. Thus, drawing from Art History, he created his own striking and unique visual language using unconventional materials and conveying a perfect balance between line, colour, texture and scale.