Eduardo Oliva Acrylic Painting "Sofa Rojo," 1989
Eduardo Oliva (Spanish, born 1952)
Sofa Rojo, 1989
Acrylic painting on canvas
Signed to upper right and verso
Attributes inscribed to verso
Eduardo Oliva is a contemporary Spanish artist, whose work ranges in a variety of sizes, from small-scale illustrations to easel paintings, monumental mixed media canvases, and even murals. Exhibiting very graphic and humorous themes, many of his compositions often feature abstracted figures, animals, and interior scenes executed with Cubist and Surrealist elements. When viewing Oliva’s work, some may recall the Cubist compositions of Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, and Jean Metzinger, evident in his use of angular and biomorphic shapes, vibrant colors, and stark delineations.
Among Oliva’s first major art projects was a series of murals that he painted for the African Sahara. Since then, he has continued to gain success throughout his career, exhibiting at a number of galleries, such as the Galeria Matisse (Barcelona); the Palacio de Cristal (Madrid); the Taller de Picasso (Barcelona); and the Galeria Elektica (Miami), to name a few.
Some examples of his work include illustrations for covers of Vogue magazine, biomorphic creatures oddly set in the foreground of a palace interior, and toy harlequin figures executed on a monumental scale.
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- minor dust accretions to surface; minor craquelure to upper right; minor staining to lower margin; wear to edges; minor wear to verso.