born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"My works are basically, and above all, a profound study of the significance, transcendence and destiny of what I assume art and human existence should be about."
Original Hand signed by Artist (pencil)
Numbered HC 44/150
Image size: 4" x 4" (10,0 x 10,0 cm)
Paper size: 6" x 5.5" (15,0 x 14,0 cm)
good condition, never framed.
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Oscar Maxera was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After he finished his academic studies, he went through an early period of figurative style. Soon after he, came into contact with the latest trends and innovations of Modern Art, particularly of those introduced by the great masters of geometry. He later developed their contributions and added his own.
This new starting point drove him into changing techniques as well as means of expressions, thus devoting himself to a profound analysis of color used to express subtle relationships through finely outlined geometric shapes
In 1974, an exhibit was held at the Van Riel gallery where the artist shown the accomplishments of his new abstract painting, and started a constant expressive exploration of artistic and non artistic materials; his hallmark for good. Later, in 1981, Maxera settles down in the United States where he has been living and working ever since, in New York, uptown. His art has been greatly strengthened and nurtured by the stimuli of this significant change.
His works are now more radiant an lyrical showing though contradictorily enough, life and human feelings through mathematical shapes. Maxera makes the most of various types of materials from the environment, to later transform them into artistic subject matter with the full force of his creativity and uniqueness.
1967 - Especial Prize, Best Painting:
XII Salón de Otoño de San Fernando, Ateneo Popular Esteban Echeverría, Buenos Aires
1968 - First Prize:
XL Salon of The New Graduate Students of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires
1969 - Honor Prize:
First Exhibition Biennial of Fine Art, Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, Buenos Aires
1969 - 1973
Maxera came to the fore as one of the most inventive artist of the new conceptual art expression, emerging in Argentina through the Center for Art and Communications (C.A.Y.C.). As an invited artist, he joined "EI Grupo de los Trece", shared numerous travelling shows celebrated in the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Yugoslavia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and Argentina.
1970 - First Prize:
Vicente López Municipal Salon, Buenos Aires
1970 - Second Prize:
VIII Salón Anual, Círculo Cultural Mariano Moreno, San Antonio de Areco, Buenos Aires
1983 - Meibner Edition
Maxera was selected by Meibner Edition, Hamburg, as one of the world artists to participate in the Deutsche Lufthansa Edition "Artist of the Word".
1985 - Guggenheim Permanent Collection:
"To New York" 1985, acrylic painting, entered the Guggenheim Museum, Permanent Collection. This is the second one.
1987-1988 To New York
The Guggenheim Museum exhibited "To New York" as part of the post-war Latín American selection, Painting Since World War 11, a milestone event in which the Guggenheim Foundation celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.
1988 - Guggenheim Permanent Collection:
The Painting "Made in U.S.A.", 1985, entered into the The Guggenheim Museum Permanent Collection. This is the third one.
1993 - Included in:
Algemeines Künstlerlexikon, Biography, K.G. Saur Verlag, München, Leipzig, Germany
Who-s Who in American Art 20th to 23rd edition.
1994 - Co-Art
Since 1984 through the present, Maxera exhibited his works regularly, and at the same time developed "Co-Art"; a new art experience, based on the idea that art should be done by collective participa¬tion to overcome the narrow and limited possibilities that the single, creator has. Maxera's proposal consists of demonstrating that people, in collaboration, are vital source in attempting to discover a more original way to make and develop an art for the future.
Maxera led the first "Co-Art" Performance at Pomaire Restaurant, New York City, on December 8th.
1995 - Second Performance
On January 5th, 1995, Maxera led the second "Co-Art" Performance at Gubala Gallery, New York City.
The painting "New York Radiance" 1986, entered into the Lawrence University, Art Center, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA., invited by Silvermine Guild Arts Center to participate in the exhibition
"One World, Many Visions: A celebration of the United Nations, 50th. Anniversary", Conn. USA.
Five Spiritual Waves, Exhibition, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, New York City.
Recently, Maxera's abstractions have focused on the "Self-expression" of new different materials that can be applied to painting. Through original ideas as well as rationally balanced and calculated compositions, Maxera inserted materials -as they are- into a significant equilibrium with minimal alterations in their original physical character, to unify them with his own creative thoughts of goal art enlargement.
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