ANTONIO ASIS

b. 1932 Argentina

 

Born in Argentina in 1932 Asis started studying Fine Art at a young age and throughout the 1940s he explored abstraction and non-representational art in Buenos Aires which was a hub for the development of post-war abstraction influenced by the ideas of Max Bill and Georges Vantongerloo. In 1956, Asis moved to Paris, like many of his colleagues, where he quickly became part of an international circuit of kinetic and op artists such as Jesús-Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely and participated in many group shows including at Galerie Denise René. He began to study vibrations between colors and the many possibilities within monochromatic compositions and started working in his typical style of interference works like the Interferences concentriques paintings and his

Vibrations sculptures with a metal grill. In 1971 he founded Groupe Position, a collective of Argentine artists in Paris who were dedicated to kinetic experimentation, which included Armando Durante, Hugo Demarco, and Horacio García Rossi, all Argentine artists living in Paris, and all interested in movement and the vibrations of light.

 

Asis has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, including: Lumière et Movement in Paris, France (1965), Los Cinéticos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2007), DYNAMO: A Century of Light and Motion in Art, 1913-2013, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris (2013). Asis’s works are in major institutional collections, including the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami, Florida, USA; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano (MACLA), La Plata, Argentina and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA.

 

Antonio Asis lives and works in Paris.