Madonna, the Surrealist.
A retrospective dedicated to the queen of pop is being held in Mexico.
Images, Calendars and plastic works crafted by Mexican artist Alberto Gironella (1929-1999) and dedicated to American singer Madonna are exhibited at the Palace of Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
This retrospective on the “Queen Of Pop” is presented in its own special rooms as a spin off of the main exhibition called “Alberto Gironella. Barón de Betenebros“, which can be visited until February 29.
To better understand why this artist was so passionate about the ultimate diva here’s what he once declared:
“My true vocation is to be a provocateur, more than a writer, a painter, a bull fighter or anything else. This is why today my soul mates are Madonna, the surrealist Arthur Craven and Valle Inclan.
Gironella put all his love for his idol a work titles “More than pop, Madonna is the only surrealist” which consists of six projectors that observe the sunsual images of the artist. In one of these videos, Gironella talks about his muse and in another one there are clips of some Madonna‘s music videos. This work dedicated to Madonna was first exposed in 1994.
Gironella was personal friend of Spanish director Luis Buñuel and of many other surrealists. He was the first Mexican artist to work on exhibitions which included videos combined with classic paintings.
Source: El Universal
Translation by The Immaculate for Madonna Tribe