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First Ever Solo Exhibition in a Spanish Museum by Eric Fischl

MALAGA.- CAC Málaga – the city of Malaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art – is presenting the first ever solo exhibition in a Spanish museum by Eric Fischl who, along with Alex Katz, is one of the most eminent American figurative painters of the second half of the 20th century. On show there will be large-format paintings and watercolours forming part of this New York artist’s first art of bullfighting, created after he attended Ronda’s Goyesque bullfight in 2007. “Corrida in Ronda”, the title of the exhibition curated by Fernando Francés, summarises the rich language of the artist’s painting. There are two things about his works that are particularly outstanding and unique in contemporary painting: the use of backlighting to depict the toreadors’ passes and the way he imbues them with an emotive charge.