The oil paintings of Dino Valls balance the bare vulnerability of his figures with surreal touches with deceptively elaborate embellishments, from the transforming compartments of his triptychs to constellation-bearing freckles. In some ways, the Spanish artist continues a thread and approach forged by European masters; elsewhere, his psychological additions feel contemporary. He was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“The unsuspected viewer standing for the first time in front of Dino Valls’ work is going to experience an unprecedented feeling which not only exceeds the limits of mere aesthetic pleasure, something more or less expected from a work of art, but also manages to completely reestablish the way reality had been understood until then,” one statement says.
See more of the painter’s work below.