Antonio ASIS (1932-2019) Vibration N°2... - Lot 38 - Maison Verneuil

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Antonio ASIS (1932-2019) Vibration N°2... - Lot 38 - Maison Verneuil
Antonio ASIS (1932-2019) Vibration N°2 -1967 Mixed media Titled, dated 1967 and signed on the back, with the ASIS stamp on the back 80 x 80 cm wear and tear Antonio Asis began studying art at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes at the age of 14. There he explored the principles of design, which would later become the foundation of his work. The teaching at the Escuela Nacional would have a profound influence on Asis, as well as the conversations with his classmates, which continued after class at the Bar Splendid. He graduated in 1950. The rise of abstraction intensified in Europe in the 1950s and 1960s, with, for example, the ZERO group (Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker...) and the GRAV group (Julio Le Parc, François Morellet...). In the spring of 1950, Asis moved to Paris where he quickly became part of an international circuit of kinetic artists. He became friends with Yaacov Agam, Nicolas Schöffer, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely and Victor Vasarely. Surrounded by this dynamic milieu, he began a series of reflections on the phenomenon of light and its mediation through photography. Soon after, he began to study the vibrations between colors, and the many possibilities of monochromatic compositions. He then began his emblematic series of perforated metal plates, superimposed on colored compositions, an ingenious combination of openwork metal grids and colored geometric compositions, creating a surface in motion before the viewer's eye. In 1971, Asis participated in the founding of a group of Argentine artists living in Paris, "Position", including Carlos Agüero, Armando Durante, Hugo Demarco and Horacio García Rossi, all of whom were interested in movement and the vibrations of light. Asis' works have been presented in many important exhibitions, including: DYNAMO A Century of Light and Movement in Art, 1913-2013 in Paris in 2013, Antonio Asis: Un Universo Vibrante, Museo Nacional de Tres de Febrero, in Buenos Aires in 2012, or Los Cineticos at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in 2007. Asis' works are represented in numerous collections, including Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, FL, USA; Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art (MACLA), La Plata, Argentina; Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art, Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela; Salvador Allende Solidarity Museum (MSSA), Santiago, Chile; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museo Nacional Tres de Febrero (MUNTREF), Buenos Aires, Argentina; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, Texas, USA.
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