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Reality, Fantasy, Abstraction

View of Malaga lighthouse, Derek Worthington.
View of Malaga lighthouse, Derek Worthington. / D.W.
  • Local British artist Derek Worthington has returned after a long break with his new exhibition, 'Reality - Fantasy - Abstraction'

Local British artist Derek Worthington has returned after a long break with his new exhibition, 'Reality - Fantasy - Abstraction', which will be open until 17 February at the Casa Fuerte Bezmiliana in Rincón de la Victoria.

This is Derek's second exhibition in conjunction with Rincón de la Victoria Town Hall and comprises around 40 works of paintings and collage. Derek says; "The exhibition reflects my love of Malaga and it's surroundings," and has taken the artist in a; "new direction in abstract constructions," partly inspired by the work of British artist Ben Nicholson.

Derek Worthington was born and educated in Manchester and attended Manchester College of art. He went on to enjoy a long and successful career in advertising, working in major London advertising agencies on a number of famous brands.

His work took him to Madrid as Creative Director of a multinational group and as a result fell in love with Spain. He and his wife moved to La Herradura which is where Derek started painting and holding exhibitions. In 2007 the couple moved to Cerrado Calderon in Malaga. Sadly Derek's wife died in 2014 and this is the first time that he has exhibited since then.

Visitors to the exhibition will easily recognise a number of well-known sights, including Malaga's lighthouse, docks and the long, tree lined Paseo del Parque.