Oswaldo Vigas Biography

Oswaldo Vigas is one of the most prominent Venezuelan artists in Latin American Art History. Vigas´ work merges avant-garde formal concerns with the modern recovery of American identities. While his Latin American contemporaries in Paris found in movement and optical phenomena the answers to the meaning of Modern art, Vigas turned to Surrealism and Figuration.

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The self-taught artist rooted his work on Venezuelan visual culture and primitivist aesthetic. In that sense, Abstraction turned into a way of representing invisible and spiritual worlds, and in a way to establish connections between divergent times and contexts, using folklore as the key of the universal experience shared by humanity.

Vigas´ oeuvre is a counterpart to the nineteen fifties Latin American Art movements born in Paris. Nevertheless, his work still maintains shared traditions common to other contemporaries who aimed to reinterpret Modern art from a regional/national angle, such as Roberto Matta, Wifredo Lam or Rufino Tamayo.

Oswaldo Vigas Featured Artworks

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Formas III by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Oswaldo Vigas Formas III, 1955 Varnished gouache on cardboard
106 x 80 cm
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Formas Tensionales III by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, drawing
Oswaldo Vigas Formas Tensionales III, 1955 Chinese ink and gouache on card fixed on wood
64.5 x 49.5 cm
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Composición en Diagonal V by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Oswaldo Vigas Composición en Diagonal V, 1956 Gouache on cardboard glued on fixed cardboard
46 x 37 cm
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Proyecto para Mural en Naranja by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Oswaldo Vigas Proyecto para Mural en Naranja, 1953 Oil on paper fixed on masonite
67 x 123 cm
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El Encuentro by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Oswaldo Vigas El Encuentro, 1954 Oil on canvas
130 x 195 cm
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Gran Objeto Vertical by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Oswaldo Vigas Gran Objeto Vertical, 1956 Chinese ink on paper fixed on cardboard
195 x 95 cm
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Proyecto para Mural VI by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Oswaldo Vigas Proyecto para Mural VI, 1953 Oil on cardboard fixed on masonite
60 x 109 cm
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Personaje Naciente by Oswaldo Vigas contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Oswaldo Vigas Personaje Naciente, 1953 Oil on canvas
202 x 83 cm
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Oswaldo Vigas Represented By

Galeria RGR contemporary art gallery in Mexico City, Mexico
Galeria RGR Mexico City
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