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Antonio Asís was an Argentine painter born in 1932 and one of the main exponent of Op Art. He began studying art at the National School of Fine Arts when he was 14 years old and later at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón School of Fine Arts.
Throughout the 1940s, Assisi explored abstraction and non-representative art in Buenos Aires. In the spring of 1956, Assisi moved to Paris, where he quickly became part of an international circuit of kinetic artists; among others Jesús-Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely.

Surrounded by this dynamic and aspirational group, he began a series of works in which he investigated how the phenomena of light could be mediated through photography. Shortly after, he began studying the vibrations between colors and the many possibilities within monochromatic compositions.

Throughout the 1960s, Assisi regularly exhibited throughout Europe and in 1971, co-founder of the Position group of artists with Argentine artists who lived in Paris and were interested in the experiments of movement, light and kinetics.

Assisi's works are in important institutional collections, including the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; National Museum of Modern Art, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art (MACLA), Argentina; Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Antonio Asís was an Argentine painter born in 1932 and one of the main exponent of Op Art. He began studying art at the National School of Fine Arts when he was 14 years old and later at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón School of Fine Arts. Throughout the 1940s, Assisi explored abstraction and non-representative art in Buenos Aires. In the spring of 1956, Assisi moved to Paris, where he quickly became part of an international circuit of kinetic artists; among others Jesús-Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely. Surrounded by this dynamic and aspirational group, he began a series of works in which he investigated how the phenomena of light could be mediated through photography. Shortly after, he began studying the vibrations between colors and the many possibilities within monochromatic compositions. Throughout the 1960s, Assisi regularly exhibited throughout Europe and in 1971, co-founder of the Position group of artists with Argentine artists who lived in Paris and were interested in the experiments of movement, light and kinetics. Assisi's works are in important institutional collections, including the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; National Museum of Modern Art, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art (MACLA), Argentina; Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
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