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Argentinian, 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 27 November 1937, in Buenos Aires.

Installation artist, painter, draughtsman, sculptor, photographer, mixed media.

Neo-Constructivism.

Cafone was a student at the school of art in Buenos Aires and at the Slade School in London. A sculptor who abandoned his sculptor's tools very early on, he looked to drawing as a medium through which to find an equivalent, a medium in which he proved to have astonishing dexterity. His paintings employ mixed media, incorporating sheets of lead, for example. Harking back to his work as an installation sculptor, he also took the venue in which he was exhibiting into account, if needs be creating certain works directly onto the walls of the gallery. If a certain preciousness of materials, and in particular the ornamental details, are set aside, there is a relationship here between Cofone's work and Minimalism, given their common refusal to attach any meaning to the completed object other than the one that defines - in the most material terms possible - its physical relationship with the artist who has created it, not in his image, but on his scale....

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Active also active in the USA.

Born 26 July 1937, in Rio de Janeiro; died 1980, in Rio de Janeiro.

Painter, installation artist.

Neo-Constructivism, Conceptual Art.

In 1954, Oiticica entered the school of the museum of modern art in Rio de Janeiro. He and his brother Cesar, who became an architect, studied there with Ivan Serpa. He was soon moving in avant-garde circles and he joined the group ...

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Uruguayan, 20th century, male.

Born 1934, in San José.

Painter (including mixed media).

Hugo Sartore first studied painting at the age of 12 in the studio of the city museum, and some years later he worked in the constructivist studio of Torres-Garcia. In 1956 he was given a grant to visit Europe. In Paris he joined a group of artists working with Poliakoff. He studied orphism and oriental art. In ...

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Brazilian, 20th century, male.

Born 1954; died 1988.

Painter, collage artist.

Neo-Constructivism.

Abelardo Zaluar belongs to the generation of Brazilian artists influenced by Neo-Constructivism in the 1960s.