There’s a lot to see at PINTA New York this
week—almost 500 modern and contemporary Latin American artworks, to be more
precise—so to guide your exploration we thought we’d highlight a few themes to
keep an eye out for at the fair.
: A cornerstone of Modern South American
art thanks to Neo-Concretism and artists like
, the grid
continues to be explored in never-ending variations—from eye-twisting
to subtle abstraction.
A couple of our favorite artists on
exhibit at PINTA bridge the rich tradition of geometric abstraction with
geometry over delicate portraits, while
does the same to
found architectural photos.
A technique pioneered by
, who reproduced
the photographic effect of blur in painting, a range of Latin American painters
working today continue the tradition, both in figurative (see
) and abstract modes
: It’s been 100 years since
shocked the world
with his “sculptures” made from an unaltered bicycle wheel and a urinal, but
artists are still experimenting with elevating found objects—a wolf skull,
rubber gloves—into poetic sculptural works.