Dino Valls

Dino Valls: Trivium

Dino Valls is a Spanish figurative painter who combines surrealism with hyperrealism. Valls’ take on surrealism, though, seems to have more in common with the Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolists than Salvador Dalí or Rene Magritte.

A self-taught painter, Dino Valls attended university to become a surgeon. The medical background appears throughout his work, though, from the precise way he handles anatomy to the antique surgical tools, devices, and ephemera that appear over and over. Valls has devoted himself entirely to painting since 1982.

Valls is a traditionalist in technique but sits firmly in the contemporary when it comes to subject matter and approach. His awareness of the form and medium feel post-modern with the trompe-l’œil elements being, often, self-referential. Though much of the work is full of somewhat heavy-handed symbolism, it is done with such sincerity and skill that it doesn’t feel out of place in this century.

Since 1988, Dino Valls has lived and worked in Madrid.

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Dino Valls: Passio
Passio
Dino Valls: Ex Ergo
Ex Ergo
Dino Valls: Ecce Mulier
Ecce Mulier
Dino Valls: Meloncholia
Meloncholia
Dino Valls: Hiatus
Hiatus
Dino Valls: Argentea
Argentea
Dino Valls: Rorschach
Rorschach

Dino Valls

Dino Valls: Ipsius F
Ipsius F
Dino Valls: Nuditas
Nuditas
Dino Valls: Vespidae
Vespidae
Dino Valls: Ars Magna
Ars Magna
Dino Valls: Proscaenia
Proscaenia
Dino Valls: Sigilla
Sigilla
Dino Valls: Aurum
Aurum
Dino Valls: Iugalis
Iugalis
Dino Valls: Progenies
Progenies
Dino Valls: Luctus
Luctus
Dino Valls: Diorama
Diorama
Dino Valls: Inhabitatio
Inhabitatio
Dino Valls: Ferula
Ferula

Dino Valls

Dino Valls: Trivium
Trivium

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