Posts Tagged ‘Argentina’

Artist of the moment…….Street artist Hyuro


Hyuro is one of few practicing female street artists. From Argentia, Hyuro is a social realist street artist bringing to our attention the worlds treatment of women and minorities.

She began her art career as a canvas painter and gradually made the move to street art.

Her work reminds me Swoon, the American street artist who made her mark using wheat paste ups. Both have excellent drawing skills and use no color if any at all.

In this clip we view a great work that took much time to complete. Each of the individual murals are great, but when seen from a car and moving, the work comes to life with all of the animation. In this clip we view the creation of this work:

The artist now is based out of Valencia, Spain.

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What a great street art style, very simplistic and minimal with great draftsmanship.

To close we take a look at the mural above whilst moving in car, its very animated!


Artist of the moment…..Photographer Aldo Sessa

Aldo Sessa is a photographer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the year 1939. Started taking atelier lessons at the age of 10 years  old. Sessa started working for a newspaper as a freelance photographer in the year 1958, the name was La Nacional.

Studied film and cinematography in Hollywood, California.

In 1974 met another photographer, Lisl Steiner, the two became great friends.

In 1978 begins his gaucho series and works dealing with artifacts of the 1800s in Argentina. These artifacts include guns, whips,and daggers.

In this clip we visit the Tango series of Sessa. I love the way he shoots their silhouettes.

A great all around artist, Sessa has also illustrated several books.

A painting titled Humorum done by Sessa is included in the National Gallery of Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institution.

Has been part of more than 200 exhibitions over his career.

A link to the homepage of Aldo Sessa:

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Artist of the moment…..Antonio Segui

Antonio Segui is a fantastic contemporary artist born in Cordoba, Argentina in 1934. Segui is known for his paintings and his prints. For his art education he was a visiting student at the Academy de Bellas Artes de San Fernando located in Madrid, Spain.  Also was a visiting student whilst attending the Ecole National Superieure des beaux- arts in Paris, France.

In 1957 first solo exhibition in Argentina.

Took up printmaking after a trip to Mexico and other Latin American countries.

In 1963, Segui moved to Paris, France. Segui lives and works out of Paris.

Segui has also painted murals.

A link to Antonio Segui’s own website:

Price range info: Acrylics range $6,000 to $85,000. Serigraphs and lithographs can be found for less than $1,000. Oils range $10,000 to  $45,000.

Below a montage of works by Antonio Segui.


The viewer can easily see Segui is very happy in creating his whimsical art.


Artist of the moment……Emilio Pettoruti

Emilio Pettoruti was born in La Plata, Argentina in the year 1892.Pettoruti painted in the manner of many movements such as Cubism, Futurism, and Abstraction. At age 14 the artist began studying at a local academy of art but quit vowing to teach himself.

He was able to study with Emilio Coutaret, a drawing professor at the Museum of Natural History. Pettoruti learned to draw the human face accurately and earned a scholarship to study in Italy.

Price range information: Oils range $50,000 to $800,000. Watercolors range $2,000 to $20,000.

1915 first one man show. The show brought the artist media attention that wasn’t all positive. Pettoruti was painting in a modern style that had not yet made it to Argentina. He encouraged others to view the world with new eyes.

His first still life paintings concentrated on objects from bottles to cups seen from many angles. Pettoruti then concentrated on light. He chose to see light as a fixed object in the picture rather than lighting other objects in his works.

Included in the collection of the San Francisco Museum of Art.

If enjoy this artist please check out French Cubist painter Bernard Buffet.

In this clip a wonderful selection of art by Emilio Pettoruti. My favorite Cubist painter!

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