José Segrelles, mestre de la fantasia
An exhibition on the figure of the Valencian painter, illustrator and poster artist José Segrelles, curated by José Enrique Segrelles, is presented in the Can Rocamora Exhibition Hall.
José Segrelles Albert (Albaida, Valencia, 1885-1969) showed, from his childhood, an innate ability for drawing, which motivated him to move from Valencia to Barcelona. This city was the definitive springboard towards its recognition, first in the United Kingdom and then in New York, where he lived between 1929 and 1932. The great success of his exhibition at the Roerich Museum led the Americans to name his very personal blue chromatism as "The Segrelles Blue".
He received several awards and recognitions for his work, such as the Gold Medal of the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1929, the Gold Medal of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Valencia or the Gold Medal at Work, and to be named Honorary Academic of the Academy of Bellas Artes de San Carlos de Valencia.
Segrelles is a world reference for the most outstanding filmmakers of the fantasy genre, such as Guillermo del Toro, as well as for the best contemporary science fiction illustrators. Considered a master of masters, the flatteries of Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, Roy G. Krenkel or Berni Wrightson have continuity in the admiration they feel for him William Stout, John Howe, Mike Kaluta, Paul Chadwick or Richard Hescox, among others.
This exhibition aims to establish a conversation between the artist and the spectator, letting his own words introduce us to his thoughts and chimeras until his work, inexplicably, always remains in our retina.
The exhibition will be seen the documentary trailer about the artist premiered at the 2020 Fantastic Film Festival.
Visit the exhibiton in Visitmuseum
From 7 to 31 October 2020
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm
From 1 to 31 January 2021
Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
From March 1 to May 2, 2021
Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.