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The colorist creativity of Eduardo Arroyo announces La Mar de Musicas 2017 (09/05/2017)

Eduardo Arroyo, a key painter of critical figuration and Spanish pop art, is the creator of the announcing poster for La Mar de Músicas 2017. This was announced today by Councilman for Culture, David Martínez, who in the presentation of the same has Accompanied by the Director of Culture of the Department, Fulgencia Squares.

The festival to be held in Cartagena from 14 to 22 July with a Special Latin American Sounds has counted for its 23rd edition with the creator from Madrid, who once again shows in this work his appreciation for graphic art.

Arroyo is a versatile artist for whom posters have always been an extraordinary way of expression with which he has reflected his great icons, said David Martinez.

As recalled by the councilman, Arroyo, a father of Murcia, adds to the list of artists who have already made the posters of the festival;

And is that La Mar de Músicas has counted for its poster with the creations of Miquel Barceló, Joan Fontcuberta, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Chema Madoz, Oscar Mariné, Angel Mateo Charris, Dora Catarineu, Javier de Juan, Alberto García Alix, El Hortelano , Ouka Leele, Ceesepe, Javier Mariscal, Antonio de Felipe, Carmen Calvo, Ángel Haro and Juan Ugalde.

Eduardo Arroyo has defined himself as a painter who writes and does theater to escape from loneliness.

Their works hang from the walls of the best museums and galleries in the world.

The best opera and theater stage directors are also looking for their montages.

It has belonged to a generation of figurative artists who, according to himself, "wanted to charge the political system, set it on fire and then charge for abstraction."

He has used his art to denounce totalitarianism and especially the Franco regime.

He had to live outside Spain for many years, his exhibitions were banned, but time has been putting everything in its place, and already in the early 80's, Eduardo Arroyo was recognized with the National Prize for Plastic Arts.

He has also received the Gold Medal for Merit of the Fine Arts.

He wanted to be a writer, but he ended up being a painter in Paris.

He studied journalism and worked in the newspaper El Pueblo, where he was sent to Barajas airport to interview the great characters who visited Madrid.

With the title of journalist under his arm he went to Paris in 1958. The eagerness for survival led him to paint and soon made his first exhibition.

His paintings were quoted quickly in Italy and France, where he lived for two decades.

He has always shown great interest in mixing styles and materials, and discover new disciplines such as sculpture, lithography or ceramics.

The mayor excused the absence today of the artist, who just turned eighty, in the presentation of the poster, because he is preparing an anthological exhibition at the Foundation Maeght on the French Riviera for this June, which will include 150 His works in an institution where only four Spanish artists have been exhibited to date: Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies, Eduardo Chillida, Miquel Barceló and now Arroyo.

In addition, will be present in this 2017 in six more samples.

It is an honor for Cartagena and our festival that has accepted to make the poster, and we hope you can be with us in the official presentation of the festival in Madrid, which will be in the House of America on date we will say later, said the Councilor for Culture .

All details of the program and news of the XXIII edition of the festival will be announced on Friday, May 12 at a press conference at 11:00 am in the Palace Hall.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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