Hugo Demarco

1932 – 1995 Argentine

Hugo Demarco was born in 1932 in Buenos Aires. In 1963, obtained a scholarship from the French government, he moved to Paris. He began his exhibition activity in Buenos Aires by participating in two group exhibitions, in 1956 and 1959, while his first solo exhibition held it in Paris in 1961, at the Denise René gallery. In his early works he reduced the color to a pure vibration, he used metal and sometimes transparent surfaces in Plexiglas. Subsequently, it introduces reflective elements that suggest the idea of real movement, transferring, in this way, harmoniously the optical problems in the lumino-kinetic art. Consistent with the kinetic ideal, according to which group work offers better quality than individual work, it participates in numerous collective exhibitions, specifically dedicated to kinetic and programmed art, both in galleries specialized in this artistic avant-garde and in museums throughout the world, like theMusée d’Art Moderne in Paris or in Brussels, Vienna, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, and also at the most important contemporary art events, such as the Venice Biennale, the Rome Quadrennial, the Documenta di Kassel, the Biennale of Medellin. He died in Paris in 1995.

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