Artist of the moment……..Luis Tomasello

 

 

Luis Tomasello was an Argentinian artist renown for his Op Art style. Tomasello was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Luis Tomasello was born in Buenos Aires, La Plata, Argentina in the year 1915. Tomasello is renown for his style of placing white cubes on a white surface that play with shadows and reflections of light.

The artist studied for six years at the National Academy in Buenos Aires. He then went on to study at the Academy of Art Ernesto de la Cárcova for an additional two years.

In 1957 the artist moved to Paris, France. At that time Tomsello was part of a niche that included many Latin American artists living in Paris.

In this clip a brief interview with Luis Tomasello:

Luis Tomasello passed away in 2014 at the age of 99.

Price range information: Prints can be found starting around $10,000. Original works in acrylics range from $20,000 to $150,000. Works in wood range from $25,000 to $225,000.

Other Op Art masters already profiled here include Carlos Cruz- Diaz, Victor Vasarely, and Bridget Riley.

Here we look at very close up view of a work from Tomasello:

Tomasello reminds me of Carlos Cruz Diez as both artists pushed Op Art from images appearing on flat surfaces to three dimensional works.

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