Botero, Larger-than-life

20 September - 06 October 2023

Opera Gallery at Atlantis The Royal is honoured to present the exhibition Botero, Larger-than-life, celebrating the remarkable legacy of the late Colombian painter and sculptor, whose departure at the age of 91 on Friday 15 September leaves us deeply saddened.


Through this collection including curated canvases, works on paper, and sculptures, we invite attendees to embark on a journey that transcends cultures, time, and space, exploring the unique connection between Botero’s masterpieces and the vibrant city of Dubai.


Dubai, a city known for its grandeur, opulence, multiculturalism, and visionary spirit, provides a fitting backdrop for this exceptional exhibition. Just like Botero’s art, Dubai is a place where larger-than-life dreams come true. The juxtaposition of Botero’s exuberant figures against the skyline of Dubai creates a fascinating dialogue between art and architecture, tradition and modernity.


Botero's distinctive style celebrates exaggerated proportions and inflated shapes, welcoming viewers to revel in life's pleasures while contemplating deeper societal issues. Through his unique aesthetic language, Botero encourages to embrace the notion that true beauty lies in embracing our differences.

Botero, Larger-than-life exhibition at Opera Gallery Dubai © Jimmy de Paris