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Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France.

Born 6 March 1947.

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Luis Arnal studied at the school of fine arts in Caracas and then in Paris at the École Pratique des Hautes Études and the University in Paris. He exhibits mainly in Venezuela. Arnal is a self-declared Constructivist and this is borne out in the technical rigour of his pieces and the phenomenological games he plays with contrasting, bright colours. He uses almost exclusively curves and counter-curves....

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British, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1942, in Hampton Hill (Middlesex).

Sculptor, painter.

Constructivism.

John Carter studied at Twickenham School of Art from 1958 and at Kingston School of Art until 1963. He was awarded a Leverhulme Travelling Scholarship to study at the British School at Rome. He taught at London College of Printing, Hornsey College of Art, Colchester Institute, Reading University, Wimbledon School of Art and Chelsea College of Art and Design from ...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 23 September 1955, in Paris.

Painter, collage artist, illustrator. Landscapes, nudes.

Neo-Constructivism.

Louis Chagnon taught history and geography from 1987 to 1995, before taking up painting full-time. He was awarded the Prix Artcolle at the 6th Salon de Collage Contemporain, in Paris in ...

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Marco Livingstone

English painter, draughtsman and illustrator. After studying in London at St Martin’s School of Art (1968–72) and at the Royal College of Art (1972–5), Crowley began painting in a playful post-Cubist idiom. In works such as So and Sew (1980...

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Roberto Pontual

Brazilian painter. In 1958 he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he soon began to produce works influenced by the symbolic Constructivism of Joaquín Torres García. From 1964 he moved away from flat surfaces towards a greater use of space in emotionally charged montages that make aggressive use of images and materials. After winning a prize at the Paris Biennale of ...

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Venezuelan, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in France from 1977.

Born 1952, in Campo Carabobo.

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Grupo Madí.

Octavio Herrera has exhibited since 1980 and since 1990 with the Grupo Madí, notably in 1997 at the Abstraction-Intégration touring exhibition in the Essonne.

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Swedish, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1951.

Painter, draughtswoman.

Neo-Constructivism.

Holmstrand lives and works in Stockholm. She participated in the exhibition Art Construit. Current Trends in France and Sweden ( Art construit- Tendances actuelles en France et en Suède), at the Centre Culturel Suédois, Paris, in ...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946.

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Paulo Leal is a Neo-Constructivist.

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Hungarian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 20 February 1948, in Perkáta.

Painter.

Kamill Major studied at the college of fine arts in Pécs before moving to the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He helped to found a group based on Constructivist thinking. His painting, which is based on Constructivism, uses serial repetitions of similar elements. He showed his works in Pécs until ...

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Benjamin Flowers

American architect and educator. Mayne trained at the University of Southern California (BA 1968) and Harvard (MArch 1978) and his work is influenced by the twin traditions of Russian Constructivism and Postmodern deconstruction. Many of his buildings grapple with both questions of form (in particular its relation to program) and the shifting nature of materials. He, along with ...

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Montage  

Tom Williams

Term that refers to the technique of organizing various images into a single composition in both film and visual art. It is also frequently applied to musical and literary works that emphasize fragmentation and paratactic construction. In film, the term typically refers to the organization of individual shots to create a larger structure or narrative. This technique was developed most systematically by the film makers of the 1920s Russian avant-garde such as Sergey Eisenstein (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Toulon.

Painter.

Neo-Constructivism.

Perrot is active in Meudon, near Paris. His abstraction has developed as a series of combinations of polyhedral forms based on the interaction of the molecules in lead, in which there is random oxidation, and clear colours. The series ...

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Swedish, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1946, in Malmö.

Painter, sculptor, engraver.

Neo-Constructivism.

Torsten Ridell studied at the Forum school of fine arts in Malmö and at Paris University VIII/ Vincennes. He lives and works in Paris and Malmö. Since the 1960s, his artistic activity has taken a concrete, constructive direction. To show space and its implications, he paints lines or strips, generally black or white, forming abstract figures seen as a reduction of the elements of an image. His art tends logically towards serial development....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 11 April 1959, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Painter, performance artist.

Neo-Constructivism.

François Schmitt graduated from high school in 1977 and went on to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1983-1985) and the École des Beaux-Arts in Nîmes. In ...

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Belgian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Ghent.

Painter.

Yves de Smet won the grand prize of the Association Belge des Critiques d'Art in 1977. He teaches at the Académie St-Lucas in Ghent. He moved from Constructivism to Conceptual Art.

Brussels (MAM)

Ghent (Stedelijk Mus. voor Actuele Kunst)...

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Danish, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 1949.

Sculptor, draughtswoman.

Neo-Constructivism.

Margrete Sørensen lives and works in Copenhagen. Her highly diverse constructions are made of equally diverse materials, ranging from paper to wood. The meaning of her plastic sculptures is deliberately masked by the complexity of the components. She has participated in group exhibitions including: ...