Tàpies was a Catalan artist whose work is to be the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) beginning February 5, 2015. He was a painter and sculptor but was equally important as a theorist.
Dubuffet, a French painter, was something of an iconoclast but a kinder gentler iconoclast--no literal smashing involved. His work was graphic and humanistic in approach and seems to, at least in part, to have been fueled by a dislike of authority. He championed and was influenced by the work of outsiders--real outsiders, not how the term is used today. His work is usually textured and is sometimes chaotic. Amongst the outsiders whose work he championed were kids and the mentally ill; these distinct groups are often used to comparatively disparage pieces of art when, in fact, many artists strive to achieve the honesty of works created by either group.
Valdés, a Spanish artist, currently lives in New York. He is a painter, sculptor and also works with mixed media. His work is often ironic and political in tone. This photo of his work doesn't do the piece or the artist justice. Find out and see more HERE.