Antonio de Felipe

Born in 1965 - Spain

BIOGRAPHY

Antonio de Felipe was born in Valencia in 1965. Ever since a very young age he has felt an artistic drive that led him to earn a fine arts degree at the University of Valencia. In 1996 he moved to Madrid where he has his studio.

The work of Antonio de Felipe is a constant source of fascination and surprises. It is a great pleasure to witness how the artist’s ingenious world of ideas and his sense of humour are constantly evolving. His subject worlds form a surprising genre blend of striking contrasts, a linking of series characters, classical art and commercialism side by side with contemporary icon worship.

Antonio de Felipe has developed his extensive work in different series like, Las Vacas Logotipos and Popsport among others. In the serie Cinemaspop Antonio de Felipe has painted portraits of brilliant actors whose icon status is secure. Two of them are Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo, seen against a wide range of backgrounds where the artist pays tribute to the great masters – either Picasso’s brutal Guernica or space figures reminiscent of Miró. As a third, Marilyn Monroe, parts her ruby lips downstage.

Playing with the stereotypical language of the advertising world is the distinguishing characteristic of his work. One example of this can be seen in the paraphrase on Diego Velásquez famous Las Meninas, Spanish for ‘The Maids of Honour’, painted in 1656. Instead of the glass of cold, perfumed water in the original, he places a Fanta soft drink in the hand of the young Spanish princess Margarita.

Antonio de Felipe has participated in over seventy solo exhibitions both in Spain and abroad, and in many other collective exhibitions, such as in La Casa de Vacas in Madrid, Museu Picasso in Barcelona, Museo de la Ciudad in Valencia, Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa (BBK) Foundation and at the Soma Museum of Art in Seoul.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2013
Antonio De Felipe - LPOP - Galerie Terminus, Munich
2012
Antonio De Felipe - Lpop - Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt
2011
Lo + Pop - Enlace - Arte Contemporáneo, Lima
2005
Antonio De Felipe // Pop - KunstTachometer PALMA DE MALLORCA, Palma de Mallorca
Antonio de Felipe - Galerie Terminus, Munich
2002
ANTONIO de FELIPE - CINEMASPOP - Galerie Terminus, Munich
2001
Antonio de Felipe - Cinemaspop - Galería María José Castellví, Barcelona


GROUP

2015
Arte contemporáneo en la colección Himalaya - Museo de Albacete, Albacete
2012
Creative Cities Collection Fine Arts Exhibition - Barbican Art Gallery, London
Happy Birthday Marilyn... 50 ans déjà ! - Mazel Galerie, Brussels
Quero ser Marilyn Monroe! - Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo
2011
Pooh Pooh Bee Do! - Arteinversión, Boadilla del Monte
2010
Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe - MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Group Show - MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
2009
Historias de Amor - Centro Cultural de España Guatemala (CCE/G), Ciudad de Guatemala
2008
Pop & Söhne - Galerie Kunstforum "Altes Haus", Seligenstadt
5xpop - Edsvik Konsthall, Sollentuna
2007
Marilyn Monroe, Life as a Legend - Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
Marilyn Monroe - Life as a Legend - The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
2006
Life as a Legend - Marilyn Monroe - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Marilyn - The Women's Museum, Dallas, TX
2003
"Marilyn. The life of a legend" - County Hall Gallery, London
2002
Mythos Marilyn - Von Attersee bis Warhol - Hilger modern, Vienna

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