Hélio Oiticica
Brazilian, 1937-1980
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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Grupo Frente,
Galerie Lelong & Co.
Memories of Underdevelopment: Art and the Decolonial Turn in Latin America, 1960-1985,
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Hélio Oiticica: Bólides,
ICA Miami

A prominent figure in the modernist Brazilian avant-garde of the 1950s and ’60s, Hélio Oiticica produced paintings in the Neo-Constructivist style of geometric abstraction, experimenting with color, form, and material. Oiticica’s Metaesquemas (1957–8), painted in gouache on cardboard, are grids of rectangular or …

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