Buenos Aires: Fundacion Mundo Nuevo, 2004. b/w and color plates, port. frontis., ports., cat., bio/chron., bibl., black embossed cloth boards, color pict. d.j. Item #81535
Major monograph on the life and art of painter Gorriarena (b. Argentina 1925), considered an important exponent of Argentinean expressionism in what has been denominated as "Political Art". The book follows the artist evolution from his formative years with the Arte Concreto-Invención group and as member of Grupo Plata to his political resistance paintings that challenged power by capturing the gestures, poses and attitudes of politicians, military personnel and clergymen, and portraying with a disrespectful and humorous tone, their arrogance and hypocritical behaviors. The artist is an active and passionate leftist activist who was in prison several times during the military regime. An important reference for art in Argentina during the military regime. ENGLISH AND SPANISH TEXT.