Hugo Rodolfo Demarco

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s) Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV)
URLsDocument Pages: 10, 13, 25, GRUPPI STRANIERI - GRAV (italian)
Document Hugo Demarco in the Brescia Collections (italian)
Wikipedia (german)
Youtube Hugo Demarco - relief a déplacement continuel 1968
Youtube Hugo Demarco - Macchina Cinetica (1966)
Vimeo Hugo Demarco, “Reflexion Changeante”, 1964.


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2012Arte Programmata e cinetica, da Munari a Biasi, Colombo e...Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e ContemporaneaRome
Group exhibition2008Horacio Garcia Rossi et le GRAVHermitage MuseumSt. Petersburg
Group exhibition2007Op ArtSchirn Kunsthalle FrankfurtFrankfurt
Group exhibition2007Il Cinetismo dalle Origini ad OggiUmjetnicki PapillonZagreb
Group exhibition2007Hugo Demarco, Horacio García Rossi, Francisco SobrinoSicardi GalleryHouston, Texas
Group exhibition2007Lo[s] Cinético[s]Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina SofíaMadrid
Solo exhibition1968Rue la BoétieGalerie Denise RenéParis
Solo exhibition1968Boulevard Saint GermainGalerie Denise RenéParis
Group exhibition1968Documenta IVdocumentaKassel
Group exhibition1967Lumière et MouvementMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de ParisParis
Group exhibition1967KinetikaBelvedere 21Venice
Group exhibition1965Lumière, Mouvement et OptiquePalais des Beaux-Arts de BruxellesBrussels
Group exhibition1965The Responsive EyeMoMANew York
Group exhibition1964mouvement 2Galerie Denise RenéParis
Group exhibition1963Nove Tendencije 2MoMaNew York
Group exhibition1961Galerie Denise RenéParis


Artworks in Collections
Marli Hoppe-RitterWaldenbuchLumière (1979)
Lutz DresenDusseldorfVolume virtuel panaché (1970)


Publications
Group exhibition catalogue2007documenta IV 1968 Internationale Ausstellung - Eine fotografische RekonstruktionKarin Stengel, Harald Kimpel978-3861085249 Edition Temmen e.K.Series of publications from the documenta archive
Group exhibition catalogue20105 CONTINENTS EDGeometrie Hors Limites/Geometry Beyond Limits: Art Contemporain Latino-Americain Dans la Collection Jean Et Colette Cherqui/Latin-American ... From The Jean And Colette Cherqui CollectionDomitille d'Orgeval, Maison de l'Amérique latine (Paris, France), Laurent Salomé, Matthieu Poirier978-8874395422Paris Laura Maggioni, Timothy Stroud, Bathsheba Spain


1995
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Died

Paris, France

1995
1968
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
Boulevard Saint Germain at the Galerie Denise René

1968
1968
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
Rue la Boétie at the Galerie Denise René

1968
1967
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
Lumière et Mouvement at the Musée d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris

1967
1965
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Exhibitions

New York, USA
Responsive Eye at MoMA

1965
1964
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
mouvement 2 at the Galerie Denise René

1964
1961
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
Solo exhibition at the Galerie Denise René

1961
1959
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Places of work / studios

Paris, France

1959
1932
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Born

Buenos Aires, Argentina

1932

Hugo Demarco was an Argentinian artist who helped pioneer both Op and Kinetic Art. His work explores the nature of light and movement through his rigorous investigations of color and pattern, often animating his moving surfaces through the use of prisms. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1932, he traveled to Paris in 1959 where he made his first kinetic paintings, achieving a unique optical vibration through superimposing complimentary colors. His first solo exhibition, which included both paintings and reliefs, was held at the Galerie Denise René in Paris in 1961, and he gradually established himself as a member of the Nouvelle Tendance movement and befriended other ex-pat artists such as Jesús Rafael Soto and Julio Le Parc. The animation of two-dimensional surfaces becoming the main object of the artist’s research in the 1970s, progressing to visually and physically active structures despite the simplicity of their patterns. Form, color, texture, and rhythm were combined to produce virtual volumes and movements, as well as great tension between the real and the unreal. Demarco died in 1995 in Paris, France.

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Lumiere Extérieur photo Lumiere Extérieur 1961 Hugo Rodolfo Demarco 
Relief à déplacement continuel photo Relief à déplacement continuel 1966 Hugo Rodolfo Demarco 
Superposition recto-verso photo Superposition recto-verso 1965 Hugo Rodolfo Demarco