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Alejandro Otero

Venezuelan, 1921–1990

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Alejandro Otero

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Venezuelan, 1921–1990

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Alejandro Otero is considered one of the most important kinetic artists from Venezuela, though his influence and involvement spanned multiple styles and movements. Otero was a painter and sculptor who worked at times in a style of geometric abstraction using grids for Op Art-like effects, and at other times using gestural linear representation. In 1950, Otero began to produce collages made of found materials, with a focus on color planes and gridded compositions. Some of these were later called orthogonal collages, and became the foundation for his Coloritmo (or Colorhythms), today considered to be one of his major contributions to the field of painting. In 1960, Otero abandoned painting to pursue large-scale “civic sculptures,” and made works that were increasingly architectural. He was also the founder of Los Disidentes group of artists.

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Biography

Alejandro Otero is considered one of the most important kinetic artists from Venezuela, though his influence and involvement spanned multiple styles and movements. Otero was a painter and sculptor who worked at times in a style of geometric abstraction using grids for Op Art-like effects, and at other times using gestural linear representation. In 1950, Otero began to produce collages made of found materials, with a focus on color planes and gridded compositions. Some of these were later called orthogonal collages, and became the foundation for his Coloritmo (or Colorhythms), today considered to be one of his major contributions to the field of painting. In 1960, Otero abandoned painting to pursue large-scale “civic sculptures,” and made works that were increasingly architectural. He was also the founder of Los Disidentes group of artists.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
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