Biography

Oswaldo Vigas

Oswaldo Vigas was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1923. 

Vigas was one of the most prominent Latin American modernist artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Vigas was an active member of the Parisian avant-garde art scene between 1952 and 1964 and went on to play a key role, upon his return to Venezuela, in shaping the cultural life of his native country. Taking inspiration from a wide variety of sources –the origin of life, the Venezuelan landscape, the history and mythology of the Venezuelan people– Vigas drew on a diversity style that served his ongoing search into his mestizo identity. Cubism, Surrealism, Constructivism, informalism, and neo-figuration are all employed in a personal way, while the artist remained faithful to his convictions and created a body of work containing imagery that is both authentic and unique. 

Oswaldo Vigas died in Caracas in 2014.

 

Oswaldo Vigas