One of the most known and collected artists in Spain, known as “Master of All Mediums,” is showcasing some of his work at the Southwest Gallery this month. Alvar Sunol is celebrating the release of his newest book, “Alvar…The Religious Art of Alvar Sunol”, with a traveling exhibition.
“Alvar is recognized on an international platform for his ability to convey the complex nature of human existence and the psychological complexities of art-making and creation,” stated a recent press release.
Sunol’s uses a variety of mediums in his art, including oil paintings, lithographs, watercolors, drawing, bronzes and ceramic bas relief sculptures. “Alvar’s influence, and the innovation of his artist presence in a Spanish and contemporary context, is undeniable,” stated the press release.
More than 14 museums around the world have Sunol’s work displayed in permanent collections. He has also had several public commissions, and has exhibited with other major Spanish artists such as Picasso, Miro and Dali.
Some of the work you will see at Southwest Gallery includes several Biblical-themed paintings, such as “Jesus Calls he Fishermen to be Disciples,” “Jesus Praying on the Mount of Olives,” and “Joseph Before Pharaoh.” Other subjects and themes are available, such as “Mobile Cafe,” a painting about people drinking coffee with a computer, or “The Painter and His Models,” a painting featuring an artist painting.
Some of Sunol’s graphites will be on display as well, including “Homage to the Masters,” and “Eternal Time.” In addition, several sculpture pieces will be at the exhibit, including “Maternitat,” featuring a mother and child, “Los Cuarto Elements de la Naturaleza,” both in the form of a porcelain vase and a bronze base, among others.
The Southwest Gallery has provided Dallas’ largest collection of fine 19th to 21st century paintings and sculptures. It exhibits hundreds of artists who work in many different styles. This year marks Southwest Gallery’s 50th year in the art business.
Stop by today to see Alvar Sunol’s work, going on now through November 25. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You don’t want to miss seeing this impressive artwork in person!