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Artist of the moment…….Gonzalo Fonseca


Gonzalo Fonseca was a fantastic sculptor and also the father of Caio and Bruno Fonseca. Gonzalo Fonseca was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in the year 1911. Fonseca is considered a modernist artist that sculpted in a modernist style but also painted in oils in an impressionist manner.

Fonseca began as an architect before deciding to pursue a career in the arts.

The artist was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Gonzalo Fonseca also was one of the first “green artists” as he used stone and materials that he found from demolished buildings.

The artist kept studies in Manhattan in the States and also in Italy.

Gonzalo Fonseca passed away in 1997.

price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.




Artist of the moment……..Caio Fonseca



The next few posts we will be covering Fonseca artist family from Uruguay. Caio and Bruno are the sons and Gonzalo Fonseca the father, this post will cover Caio Fonseca.

Caio Fonseca chose to study independently with artists rather than go to college. The artist studied abroad in Europe for more than one decade before beginning to show is work in 1993.

Caio Fonseca was born in New York City in the year 1959.

The artist is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Art both located in New York City.

Much of the artist’s work is in mixed media using gouache and ink.

Caio Fonseca is based out of New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $25,000 to $200,000.

Here we see a collaboration with publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust Brookfield Properties and Caio Fonseca. Caio was chosen as the main artist and produced many works for this exhibit:

I enjoy the wonderful organic shapes the artist creates in his work. Combined with his vertical lines and repetition of shapes, the artist creates a fantastic combination of movement and color. What an artistic family!