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Antonio Asís

Antonio Asis in the exhibition Un universo vibrante, 2012

Antonio Asis was born in 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Asis began studying art at the National School of Fine Arts at age of 14, and then attended the city's School of Fine Arts, Prilidiano Pueyrredón. He moved to Paris in 1956 and, after becoming friends with the kinetic artists Yaacob Agam, Nicolas Schöffer and Jesús-Rafael Soto, began experimenting with color and light. He co-founded Position, a group of Argentine artists based in Paris, in 1971.

Composed of interactive forms, which intersect and undulate, the works of art of Asis disturb the perceptions of dimensionality and space of the spectators.

His production included paintings, lithographs, etchings, drawings and mixed media pieces.

Antonio Asis died in Paris in April 2019.