Cesar Paternosto

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Nacimiento: 1931 en La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residencia: Reside en Segovia, España
Exposiciones colectivas vigentes: Chróma, Una llamarada pertinaz.
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : LA DISTINCIÓN: LA BROMA INFINITA, Art Basel Miami Beach 19, Art New York 2019
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Cecilia de Torres, Dan Galeria, Denise René
Organizaciones con obra: Blanton Museum of Art, CAAC - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO)
Profesionales con obra: Guillermo de Osma, Juan Carlos Maldonado
Publicada el 03 jun de 2014      Vista 1,003 veces

Descripción del Artista

Cesar Paternosto, born in 1931 in the city of La Plata, Argentina, is one of the most relevant Argentinian artists. Paternosta is a prominent name among the practitioners of Latin American geometric abstraction, which is one of the most idiosyncratic contributions made by that part of the world to contemporary art. Over the past five decades, he has developed a highly personal and enthralling synthesis of European abstract and constructivist traditions with pre-Hispanic Amerindian forms. The latest stage of that development can be appreciated at “Painting as Object. Paternosto became internationally well- known in the 1960s with a series of paintings in which he left the front of the canvas empty and placed color on its side edges. “With this gesture, Paternosto restates the meaning of the pictorial work; in a sense, he stops painting,” wrote Argentine critic Ricardo Martín-Crosa in a companion essay to the 1981 artist’s retrospective at Americas Society. By emphasizing the three-dimensional character of the painting, Paternosto forces the viewer to inspect it as if it were a sculpture, in a mode once defined by the artist as “oblique vision.” This “close reading” of the work of art and the dislodgement of the viewer from her conventional placement in front of it constitute a visual and intellectual ascesis, a kind of meditation in movement. In the pivotal year of 1968, Paternosto moved to New York City, where he would remain for almost four decades (in 2003 he moved to Segovia, Spain where he currently lives). In the late 1970s and early ’80s, he embarked on a journey of creative self-discovery through the Andean region of northern Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru, researching the monuments and art objects of the Inca and pre-Inca civilizations. Following the lead of Joaquín Torres García, who in the 1930s started advocating the blending of European and Amerindian geometric forms. In his most recent paintings, color is applied on the sides more sparsely than in the former ones—strong, austere statements of red, blue, yellow, or black against a marbled grey background that covers the whole length of the edges.

Obras de Cesar Paternosto (14 Obras)

Espacios asimétricos 14, 2018 Cesar Paternosto
Espacios asimétricos 6, 2017 Cesar Paternosto
Blanco y negro, 2009 Cesar Paternosto
Sin título, 2019 Cesar Paternosto
Artes gráficas


el 05 ene de 2021

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Cesar Paternosto. Discontinuidad
17 jul de 2020 - 14 ago de 2020


Manuel Ojeda / Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España

“Marginalidad y desplazamientos. Nueva Serie, 19”, 2005. Emulsión acrílica, pigmentos secos, polvo de mármol, agua y óleo sobre tela, 130 x 130 cm. Colección Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.BB
08 oct de 2019 - 02 feb de 2020

César Paternosto: la mirada excéntrica

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cortesía de Ramona
Desde 01 ago de 2018

Contrastes y fugas

María Calcaterra - Moderno y Contemporáneo (MCMC) / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Narciso Debourg, Albi Jaune, 2005, Painted wood, metal, 62 x 62 x 10 cm. Courtesy Espace Meyer Zafra & Artist
15 dic de 2020 - 26 ene de 2021

Winter Show

Espace Meyer Zafra / Paris, Ile-de-France, Francia

Desde 14 dic de 2020


Jorge Mara - La Ruche / Buenos Aires, Argentina

Artistas de la ciudad, aniversario de La Plata
Desde 19 nov de 2020

Artistas de la ciudad, aniversario de La Plata

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano (MACLA) / La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Exposiciones comisariadas

César Paternosto. Red Trio #6, 2015. Colección del artista, Segovia – Cortesía del Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
13 nov de 2017 - 28 ene de 2018

César Paternosto. Hacia una pintura objetual

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza / Madrid, España

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