Guillermo Pérez Villalta

Interior madrileño o la intriga, 1978

Tarifa (Cádis), 1948

Considered a total artist for his mastery of multiple artistic disciplines, Guillermo Pérez Villalta studied architecture, a career he eventually abandoned to devote himself to painting. His work is closely linked to the New Figuration of Madrid in the seventies, of which he was a central figure. He has exhibited his work in the historical galleries Buades or Fernando Vijande, always showing a work committed to artistic freedom.

During his first stage, Pérez Villalta made a colored painting with clear baroque and mannerist influences that can be catalogued as neo-Mannerist. With the passage of time, the artist abandons the pure colors to use more earthy tones. His works show a clear influence of architectural studies in the representation of emptiness and light, elaborating geometric compositions in which he introduces symbolic and mythological elements. They are eclectic compositions, even labyrinthine, where traditional and modern motifs dialogue and coexist.

The Suñol Soler Collection contains several of the artist’s works, largely from his production during the seventies, including Artistas en una terraza (1976) and El taller (1979).