Artist Spotlight: Fernando Botero

Sculptures permit me to create real volume… One can touch the forms, one can give them smoothness the sensuality that one wants.”

–Fernando Botero

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After undergoing a complete refurbishment, House of Coco’s favourite Mayfair spot for a dose of culture, Opera Gallery London, is reopening its doors with an exhibition featuring works by Colombia’s most famous living artist: Fernando Botero, from the 10th – 28th February.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, in 1932, Botero is known for his unique style, featuring oversized and voluptuous characters, be it people, animals or even elements of the landscape. Through a selection of paintings, works on paper and sculptures, the exhibition will highlight some of Fernando Botero’s most favoured themes, including the Latino-American society and family, nudity and femininity.  It invites viewers to discover a universe of abundance and modest sensuality.

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Jean-David Malat, Director of Opera Gallery London and curator of the exhibition shares his thoughts: “Botero is one of the most famous and recognised international artists, notably thanks to the way he represents his characters. The first time I came across his work was in 1992 in Paris, when he had a show of sculpture on the Champs Elysees. Ever since then, Botero remained in my mind and today I am very proud to reopen Opera Gallery London with this unique show of sculpture and painting!

The Fernando Botero exhibition will open on the 10th February, and you’ll be able to catch it until the 28th February at Opera Gallery Mayfair, 134 New Bond Street, London W1S 2TF

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