After undergoing a complete refurbishment, Opera Gallery London is delighted to reopen its doors and launch an exhibition featuring works by Colombia’s most famous living artist: Fernando Botero.

Born in Medellin, Colombia, in 1932, Fernando Botero is known for his unique style, featuring oversized and voluptuous characters, be it people, animals or even elements of the landscape.

Since Opera Gallery first opened in 1994, the works of Fernando Botero have always been represented in our collections, displayed in our galleries and proposed to our collectors worldwide. This new exhibition, though, is his first solo exhibition at Opera Gallery London. Through a selection of paintings, works on paper and sculptures, the exhibition highlights some of Fernando Botero’s most favoured themes, including the Latino-American society and family, nudity and femininity and the brothels, and it invites viewers to discover a universe of abundance and modest sensuality.

“Botero is one of the most famous and recognised international artists, notably thanks to the way he represents his characters.

The first time I came across his work was in 1992 in Paris, when he had a show of sculpture on the Champs Elysees. Ever since then, Botero remained in my mind and today I am very proud to reopen Opera Gallery London with this unique show of sculpture and painting!” - Jean-David Malat, Director of Opera Gallery London and curator of the exhibition.

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