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COPPER MEDAL TFP AWARDS 2008 GUILLERMO PÉREZ VILLALTAID32305352

COPPER MEDAL TFP AWARDS 2008 GUILLERMO PÉREZ VILLALTA

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Guillermo Pérez Villalta was born in Tarifa (Cádiz) in 1948. He was still a child when his family moved to Madrid where he would begin to study architecture. He did not complete these studies but they would leave a permanent mark on his work. His first works remit to constructivism, a path that he abandoned upon meeting up with the group of artists from the Amadis gallery who formed the nucleus of the so-called "Madrid figuration of the 70's".

In 1974 he studied neoclassical art during trips to Paris and London and in 1975 a visit to Italy intensified his interest in classicism and mythology. In 1980 he was selected by Margit Rowell to take part in the important exhibit "New Images from Spain" held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Hidden behind his painting and graphic work is a pondered geometrical structure and a complex conceptual device that is the source of converging references to the history of art, religions, mythology and to his own life. He has created designs for furniture and jewelry, scenography and decorative projects, including those for the dome of the Andalusian Pavilion at the Expo 92 and the Chamber of Commerce project in Gibraltar. He is also the author of numerous theoretical texts in which he enlarges upon his interest in matters such as ornamentation, the influence of the avant-garde style on popular culture, drawing as an instrument of knowledge, etc. An upholder of beauty as pure delight and as "essential for living", Guillermo Pérez Villalta does not conceal his passion for things ornamental (as opposed to minimalist art). While he is shocking at times and borders on the outrageous, he follows traditional methods of design and production: multiple sketches, refined and time-consuming technique, etc. He reveals dissimilar influences and confesses to be an admirer not only of old masters but also of Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp and Dalí.

Guillermo Pérez Villalta has won a number of awards including the National Plastic Arts Award in 1985, the Andalusian Plastic Arts Award in 1994 and the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award in 2008.
Information about the Medal
Year 2008  
Diameter (mm) 60  
Metal COPPER  
Weight (g) 99  
Maximum Mintage (units) 225  

Guillermo Pérez Villalta was born in Tarifa (Cádiz) in 1948. He was still a child when his family moved to Madrid where he would begin to study architecture. He did not complete these studies but they would leave a permanent mark on his work. His first works remit to constructivism, a path that he abandoned upon meeting up with the group of artists from the Amadis gallery who formed the nucleus of the so-called "Madrid figuration of the 70's".

In 1974 he studied neoclassical art during trips to Paris and London and in 1975 a visit to Italy intensified his interest in classicism and mythology. In 1980 he was selected by Margit Rowell to take part in the important exhibit "New Images from Spain" held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Hidden behind his painting and graphic work is a pondered geometrical structure and a complex conceptual device that is the source of converging references to the history of art, religions, mythology and to his own life. He has created designs for furniture and jewelry, scenography and decorative projects, including those for the dome of the Andalusian Pavilion at the Expo 92 and the Chamber of Commerce project in Gibraltar. He is also the author of numerous theoretical texts in which he enlarges upon his interest in matters such as ornamentation, the influence of the avant-garde style on popular culture, drawing as an instrument of knowledge, etc. An upholder of beauty as pure delight and as "essential for living", Guillermo Pérez Villalta does not conceal his passion for things ornamental (as opposed to minimalist art). While he is shocking at times and borders on the outrageous, he follows traditional methods of design and production: multiple sketches, refined and time-consuming technique, etc. He reveals dissimilar influences and confesses to be an admirer not only of old masters but also of Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp and Dalí.

Guillermo Pérez Villalta has won a number of awards including the National Plastic Arts Award in 1985, the Andalusian Plastic Arts Award in 1994 and the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award in 2008.