Fernando De Szyszlo 2017 at Durban Segnini Gallery

Wed Jun 21, 2017

Painter, sculptor, teacher and writer, Fernando De Szyszlo (1925) entered in 1944 in Escuela de Artes de la Pontificia Universidad Católica. In 1947 he founded -with the poet Emilio Adolfo Westphalen- the cultural magazine Las Moradas. After 1949 he lived in Paris, getting to know Octavio Paz and André Breton. He becomes acquainted with informalist trends, particularly with the abstraction and neoplasticism. The paintings of those years show a tendency towards an abstract poetics with surreal appearance, achieved by the lyricism of color, the use of textures and control of a unique light that characterizes his later works.

His works are present in different museums and collections, among which are: Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Lima (Lima, Perú); Museum of Fine Arts (Dallas, USA); Museo de Bellas Artes (Caracas); The Solomon Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA); Casa de las Américas (La Habana, Cuba); Musée national d’art moderne, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou (Paris, France) and Pérez Simón Collection (México DF, México).

Exhibition on view through Aug 2017

Durban Segnini Gallery
3072 SW 38 AVE.
Miami, FL 33146