Plaza Matute


Ink, markers and gouache on watercolor paper
Unique Piece
42 x 30 cm

This work comes framed in 1.5 cm natural pine wood frame. Measurements of the framed work: 53 x 43 cm.
If the work is purchased to be delivered, please note that the work will be shipped with the frame but without the glass for security reasons.

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curro suarezCURRO SUÁREZ (Barcelona, Spain, 1973)

Suárez has worked in advertising in Madrid since 1997. As an illustrator, he has created projects for Madrid Me Gusta (promotion of tourism and nightlife), BBVA, Mahou brewers, Coca-Cola and Vodafone, and he has also made forays into children’s illustration, television, music (for the band His Majesty the King, image of the Neu! Club, etc.), restaurant décor and other fields. He has illustrated covers for Visual magazine and the Club de Creativos newsletter and participated in several group exhibitions in Madrid.

He finds nature and the city equally inspiring, and his references include many different modern and contemporary legends like Chagall, Savignac and Jim Flora, the aesthetic and music of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, ethnic art, Charley Harper, Richard Scarry, Quentin Blake, Blue Note Records, Hatch Show Print and more, while always keeping an eye on the latest trends.

Suárez’s work is lively and colourful, exhibiting a preference for line drawing and a passion for architecture. When he turns away from inanimate structures to amuse himself with individuals or animals, his Eastern and Western sources of inspiration are always blended in a surrealistic atmosphere.


Curro Suárez es un ilustrador de trazo muy personal, irregular y perfecto a la vez, con mucho gusto por el detalle, que reproduce en sus dibujos lo que mira a través de su cámara de fotos; sus paisajes urbanos recuerdan a los escenarios por los que corretean algunos dibujos animados de los años 60 y 70. Una mezcla perfecta de amor por la arquitectura, perspectiva académica, color y cultura popular.

Son muy pocos los ejemplos de arquitectura modernista que hay en Madrid. Uno de los más destacados es La Casa de Pérez Villaamil situado en la castiza plaza de Matute.  Obra del arquitecto Eduardo Reynals, fue concebido como casa de viviendas, y construido entre 1906 y 1908; se realizó por encargo del ingeniero Enrique Pérez Villaamil —nieto del pintor Jenaro Pérez Villaamil— fue declarado Bien de Interés Cultural en 2013.