192 cm x 200 cm (75 9/16 in. x 78 3/4 in.)
Jorge Gumier Maier
(Buenos Aires, 1953 - )
Latin America, Argentinean
Medium and Support:
Acrylic on carved wood
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Blanton Latin American Circle, 2005
As director of the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas during the 1990s, Gumier Maier was one of the key promoters of the “Arte Light” movement that replaced the angst-ridden and politically charged work of the 1980s with a new taste for the showy and irreverent. He uses curvilinear forms to produce an ironic commentary on art history, particularly the tension between the serious, so-called masculine aspirations of geometrical abstraction and the “effeminate” arabesques of the Baroque.