León Ferrari, ‘Untitled’, 2003, Pan American Art Projects

About León Ferrari

Referencing postwar movements like Abstract Expressionism, Fluxus, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Process art, and appropriation art, León Ferrari's work comprises wood, ceramic, and wire sculptures, mobiles, drawings, collages, and paintings. An engineer who came to drawing via sculpture, Ferrari explores language as a visual material in his “written drawings,” which use symbols and the gestures of handwriting to convey emotion. Often critical of religious and political authority, Ferrari was exiled to Brazil in 1976 for his ideology. His controversial 1985 work Last Judgment is a reproduction of Michelangelo’s famed fresco, which the artist left beneath a cage of pigeons.

Argentinian, 1920-2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Lineas y Piedras, Josée Bienvenu, New York
2017
Edges and Angles, Leon Tovar Gallery, New York
2016
Obsessions: Memory, Ideology & the Creative Process, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
2016
Gravitas, Leon Tovar Gallery, New York
2014
León Ferrari, fotógrafo, Josée Bienvenu, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
León Ferrari, fotógrafo, Josée Bienvenu, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Lineas y Piedras, Josée Bienvenu, New York
2017
Edges and Angles, Leon Tovar Gallery, New York
2016
Obsessions: Memory, Ideology & the Creative Process, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
2016
Gravitas, Leon Tovar Gallery, New York
2016
The Study: from Creative Subjectivity to Artwork, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
2015
Shades of Grey, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
2015
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Pan American Art Projects
2015
Objects of Beauty, Pan American Art Projects, Miami
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