Sin título [Untitled]
116.5 cm x 154.5 cm (45 7/8 in. x 60 13/16 in.)
(Buenos Aires, 1936 - )
Latin America, Argentinean
Medium and Support:
Oil on canvas
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Barbara Duncan, 1974
Fernando Maza lived in New York from 1960 to 1973, where he produced a series of shaped paintings featuring the old-fashioned typset numbers and letters that were arranged by hand when creating a mass-produced text. Instead of setting these types into a printing matrix, Maza depicted them as sculptures in a landscape crowded with monuments. Displaced from any text that gives them linguistic meaning, these isolated signs can be seen as memorials to the very beginning of the communication age.