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Oswaldo Vigas

Valencia, Venezuela, 1923-2014

Valencia, Venezuela, 1923-2014

Oswaldo Vigas is one of the most prominent modern Latin American artists and one of the cornerstones in the construction of venezuelan cultural life of the twentieth century. He was an active member of the avant-garde scene in Paris during the 1950´s and 1960s, in which he played a leading role. He studied medicine at the University of Los Andes-Mérida and the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas and Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris.

His work brings together an aesthetic that is characterized by addressing different visual and plastic explorations with the worldviews of pre-Hispanic American cultures.