Munoz Vera and the School of Chinchon

5 November - 1 December 2003

Muñoz Vera was born in Concepción, Chile, in 1956. He has been living in Spain for 20 years. In the last 10 years, he has added a new flair to his unarguable ability as a painter: exceptional organizational skills and artistic mastery. The School of Chinchón, now presented in London, is the synthesis of an artist as a creator and performer and his ability to promote, teach and talk about his work.

Muñoz Vera together with the Spanish painter Carmen Spínola, and later with a group of younger artists, constantly in the process of renewal, constitute a clear and important reference of what some already call 'the new Spanish realism', which has a renaissance splendour in its structure.

This new Spanish realism is a new global realism and its geographical centre is Chinchón, a provincial town south of Madrid, which could easily be identified with the old Castilian siesta, but has a bubbling artistic movement of realist artists, mainly of Chilean origins, but also from Colombia, Peru, Spain, Mexico and Japan.