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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