Hélio Oiticica Metaesquema 1958

Artwork details

Artist
Hélio Oiticica 1937–1980
Title
Metaesquema
Date 1958
Medium Gouache on cardboad
Dimensions Image: 550 x 639 mm
support: 550 x 639 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by Mr & Mrs Franck Petitgas 2007
Reference
T12419
Not on display

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Oiticica often worked in series, or bodies of works. The Metaesquemas series included over 350 works. These compositions of opaque, monochrome, abstract-geometric forms were inspired by the abstract art of Mondrian and Malevich. In contrast to the rigorous order and structure of both European artists however, Oiticica introduces elements of instability into his works: the forms appear to jostle and bump together as though they are moving

April 2008

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