On 16th of December, The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga hosted the public opening of the long awaited show by Mark Ryden. For his first solo show in Europe the CAC Málaga wanted to present a retrospective featuring a selection of the artist's most iconic works.

Curated by CAC Malaga's Fernando Francés, the show is suitably titled "Cámara de las Maravillas" (House of Wonders). Including small and large canvases, drawings, diaoramas and couple of most important sculptures from Ryden's extensive ouvre, the exhibition aims to summarize and provide an insight into the complex universe of the "godfather of Pop Surrealism". The exhibition, which Ryden says is one of the most important exhibitions in his career, includes all of his important characters and images. Visitors will have the pleasure to meet Ryden's surrealist world populated by the likes of President Lincoln, Jesus Christ, Buddha, Father Christmas and countless doll-like female characters with enormous soulful eyes. From the historic "Tree of Life" to "Princess Sputnik" to last year's masterpiece “Aurora” and a brand sculptural version of the iconic "Incarnation" girl, this showcase is a definite must see not only for Ryden fans, but fans of Pop Surrealism. —Sasha Bogojev