Antonio Asis (ARGENTINE, 1932)
Circulo Azul, 1970
Acrylic on panel and grill
Provenance: Artist’s studio auction sale, 1989
40 x 40 cm
In 1956 he arrived in Paris and immediately befriended the Denise Rene group of artists such as Jesus Rafael Soto, Pol Bury, and Yaacov Agam. Asis was one of the first Argentines to arrive in Paris, and started working in his typical style of 'interference' works like the Interferences concentriques paintings and his Interferencesculptures with a metal grille.
There is a strong group of Argentinian artists (Antonio Asis, Julio Le Parc, Louis Tomasello) as well as a strong group of Venezuelan artists (Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Dario Perez-Flores, Narciso Debourg) who worked with the possibilities of vision, movement, and light.