Month: November 2017

WILLIAMS Neil

A pioneer in the use of shaped canvases in the creation of hard-edge geometric abstract painting, Williams was a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute. His work was regularly exhibited in the 1960s and was included in the New York 1966 show Systemic Painting in which Geometric Abstraction, in all its forms—minimal art, shaped… Read more »

CAIROLI Carlos

At the end of the 1940s, Cairoli met Torres Garcia who sparked his interest in the theories of Constructivism and the art of Piet Mondrian. Cairoli became particularly interested in the effects of light on material and joined a group with Lucio Fontana involving in spatial research. Cairoli moved to Paris in 1952 where he… Read more »

DE CASTRO Willys

De Castro was a visual artist as well as a successful poet, graphic, industrial and stage designer, musician, art curator and magazine editor. In the visual arts, he was active in the founding of the Neo-Concrete art movement in 1959. The Neo-Concrete manifesto states that art should connect and interact with the viewer in an… Read more »

PUENTE Alejandro

While studying the works of Josef Albers, Puente developed a system of geometric abstract painting in which color serves, less as a formal expressive element, than as a visual language or syntax with meaning in itself. Having received a Guggenheim grant to travel to and live in New York in the late 1960s, Puente developed… Read more »