PARIS.- Galerie Jeanne Bucher
located rue de Seine in Paris presents an exhibition by Argentinian artist Antonio Seguí from November 25th, 2010 until January 8th, 2011.
This third exhibition of Antonio Seguí, presented jointly with Galerie Claude Bernard, accompanies the release of an important monograph on the artist by Daniel Abadie pubished by Hazan.
Its title, A vous de (re)faire lhistoire, puts us on the track of a scenario that evokes the development of the work of Seguí since his debut in Argentina until his current work in Paris.
In a catalogue published by the two galleries in 1968, Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues stressed Seguís talent, a hand of incomparable skill, under the direction of an intelligence which does not refuse beauty.
He also emphasized him to be one of the greatest satirical artists of Latin America, his violent black humor and in the new works a kind of intimate tenderness, of warm looks turned toward the little world.
The qualities of the painter identified by the poet remained constant. Proofs are his recent paintings in which reigns a waltz of hats above individuals close to what Jean Dubuffet called the common man.
A visit to each gallery along with the reading of texts by Daniel Abadie and many illustrations of the book give a vivid demonstration of his skills.
The exhibition at Galerie Jeanne Bucher includes fourteen works on canvas and pastels on paper made between 1963 and 1983 and three more recent paintings on canvas, produced between 2000 and 2009.
Antonio Seguí was born in Cordoba, Argentina, in 1934. He left Argentina in 1963 and settled permanently in France, in Paris, then in Arcueil, where he works in the same studio since his arrival.
Seguí has to his credit more than a hundred personal exhibitions, he won awards on the five continents and taught at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. His work has entered the collections of major museums around the world.