León Ferrari

Sans titre, 2009

Mixed media on canvas
H 39.4 x 27.5 in, Unique artwork
Sans titre, 1978

Metal
H 39.4 x 19. x 19.7 in, Unique artwork
Sans titre, 2008

Relief painting on canvas
H 59 x 39.4 in, Unique artwork
Monje, 2006

Box, mixed media
H 11.8 x 8.7 x 5.3 in, Edition of 5 ex
Sans titre, 1962

Ink on paper
H 9.5 x 5.9 in, Unique artwork

Despite being one of the most influential artists of his generation in Latin America, Ferrari is surprisingly little known across Europe.

 

León Ferrari est né en 1920 à Buenos Aires, Argentine, et il est décédé en 2013
à Buenos Aires, Argentine.

 

Having initially trained as an electrical engineer, he would pursue an artistic career purely by chance in the 1950s. Returning to Buenos Aires in 1955, he would diversify his sculpting practices by delving into new artistic creations in cement, plaster, and wood, as well as wire from the 1960s. It was not until 1962 that Ferrari conceived his first works on paper. From 1963, words and calligraphy found a home in his repertoire of ‘material’, like in Cuadros escritos (Written pictures) and Dibujos escritos (Written drawings). In 1976, Ferrari fled the Argentine dictatorship, self-exiled in Brazil for 15 years. He began exploring new artistic practices, such as mail art, photocopying, lithography, and even artist books, allowing a democratised access to art. Today, León Ferrari enjoys international acclaim as a conceptual artist, and is well known for his protean creations (paintings, collages, sculptures, poetry) and anti-establishment and often provocative attitudes.  



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LEÓN FERRARI - THE WORDS OF OTHERS - PÉREZ ART MUSEUM, MIAMI

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02.16.2018 - 08.12.2018


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