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 Hélio Oiticica
, the grid
continues to be explored in never-ending variations—from eye-twisting Op Art
to subtle abstraction.
A couple of our favorite artists on
exhibit at PINTA bridge the rich tradition of geometric abstraction with
representational art. Luis González Palma
geometry over delicate portraits, while Ricardo Alcaide
does the same to
found architectural photos.
A technique pioneered by Gerhard Richter
, who reproduced
the photographic effect of blur in painting, a range of Latin American painters
working today continue the tradition, both in figurative (see Ronald Moran
) and abstract modes
(e.g. Dario Escobar
: It’s been 100 years since Marcel Duchamp
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.