Artur Heras (València, 1945)

Arthur Heras was born in València in 1945. He studied at the School of Fine Arts San Carlos, in Valencia. In the early sixties Heras exhibited his work in the VI International Exhibition of Valencia, setting off the beginning of a major movement of renewal. Between 1980 and 1995 Heras ran the Sala Parpalló, a spaceran by the Valencia Provincial Government.

The paintings of Heras are oriented towards a reflection upon the use of the language of representation, where deep thoughts are combined with brilliantly refined fantasy.


Criticism and satire stand out as weapons in Heras' work, and this was especially so during the times of fascism in Spain, where he drew from the aesthetic resources of Pop art.
His work is found in major collections, such as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Seville, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), Valencia, the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Mallorca, and the Fundació “La Caixa”, Barcelona, amongst others.