Eduardo Mac Entyre was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1929.
He studied technical and industrial drawing before beginning his artistic career towards the end of the 1940s. In 1960, Mac Entyre founded, with Miguel Angel Vidal, the Grupo Arte Generativo. Inspired by the theories of Ignacio Pirovano, this group’s ideas for painting spread widely in Argentina and internationally because they proposed a new way for concrete art to evolve towards kinetics and Op Art. According to the Generativo manifesto, signed by Mac Entyre and Vidal, these virtual spaces and movements “were generated” or “born” by the rhythmical and sequential displacement of lines and superimposed forms that gave rise to a superior geometric form.
He also produced more subjective works, influenced by metaphysics and the primitive, such as Paisajes Imaginarios, informalist works displayed at Praxis Gallery (Buenos Aires, 1991), the series Cristo la luz, donated to the Foundation Maria Calderón de la Barca to the Pontificia Academia Scientiarum of the Vatican (2000) and his work entitled Arte africano, a sort of personal encounter with abstract art in which Mac Entyre produced, by means of graphical reduction, a series of drawings, paintings, and serigraphs inspired by African masks and statues. His last works, presented at the Centro Cultural Borges and at the Galeria Arroyo (Buenos Aires, 2000 and 2001), were widely praised.
He passed away in Buenos Aires, in 2014.
- MEDIA: Limited Edition Silkscreen
- EDITION SIZE: 80
- ARTIST'S PROOFS: XV
- COLORS: 95
- IMAGE SIZE: 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in
- PAPER SIZE: 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in
- PAPER: BFK Rives
- YEAR: 1991
- (*) Frame not included.