Born in Poland and trained as an art historian in Berlin, Goeritz left Europe for Mexico in 1949. During the 1950s he was active in the development of a Mexican avant-garde separate from the realism of the muralist painters. Goeritz often used gold (‘oro’ in Spanish) in his monochrome paintings and sculptures, in a reference to religious art such as Christian icons. He proposed a modern ‘prayer art’, an art of love and belief. He used form and colour to evoke metaphysical and emotional experiences.
Gallery label, February 2020
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