"Temporada de Ópera" presents the works of Yago Hortal created for the Amigos del Liceo publication inspired by the operas of the 2022-2023 season of the Liceo de Barcelona. The link between plastic art and music is one of the objectives of the exhibition and one of the reasons why Yago Hortal decided to undertake the commission.
Hortal recognizes that the operatic genre brings him great energy. For the first time in his career he has started from the basis of the plots and the music. Thus, he has seen each opera in a different color and has also tried to treat each title with a different brushstroke, focusing more on the musical rhythm.
The experimentation -one of the axes of Yago Hortal's trajectory-, made him choose the aluminum support with the idea of obtaining, for the first time through this material, a different result to do something new connected with this project. In contrast to his large format production, the proportion of the book "Temporada de ópera" has allowed the artist to focus because the small format is more narrative, it is like a story.
Yago Hortal (Barcelona, 1983) studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and the University of Seville. In 2007, a year after graduating, he received the 49th Young Painting Award. The following year, he began exhibiting both in Spain and in the rest of Europe and the United States, gaining international renown at only 25 years of age.