Luis Barragán was born in Buenos Aires in 1914. He studied painting at the National Art School and the Ernesto de la Cárcova School of Fine Arts, and after that became a prominent member of the Abstract, Figurative and Surrealist art movements in Argentina. He held his first Gallery exhibition in 1939 as a member of the 'Orion Group'. The Orion Group, which he founded alongside Vicente Forte, Orlando Pierri, Leopoldo Presas, Ideal Sánchez, and art critic Ernesto Rodríguez, became the leading local exponent of Surrealism in the region. Art gallery catalogs featuring images of Barragan's canvases would feature his signature phrase: "In art, each work, as it is being created, will make its own rules."
After two exhibitions with the Orion Group, Barragan worked on a series of small canvases with figures and heads, which were later displayed in his first solo exhibition at Galería Sintonia, in 1948. The geometric aesthetic in his works yielded towards abstraction during the 1950s, and broke with the Geometric, Concrete and Lyrical Abstraction trends prevailing among Argentine artists at the time.
He passed away in 2009.
- MEDIA: Limited Edition Silkscreen
- EDITION SIZE: 150
- ARTIST'S PROOFS: XXV
- IMAGE SIZE: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
- PAPER SIZE: 25 1/2 x 19 3/4 in
- PAPER: BFK Rives
- YEAR: 1987
- (*) Frame not included.