Enrique Careaga, Paraguay (1944 - )

Enrique Careaga

Born in Asuncion, Paraguay on August 30th, 1944. He specializes in op-art and plastic arts.

He studied architecture at the National University of Asuncion and in the School of Fine Arts' Moscardó Lucinda, "Asuncion. After his first exhibition in "Siege" in 1963, joined the group "Los Novísimos" in 1964. Since that time contributes to international art show.

He was co-founder of the Museum of Modern Art in Asuncion in 1965 and received a scholarship from the French government to conduct studies for integration of art and architecture at the workshop of Victor Vasarely between 1966 and 1967.

He lived and worked in France, in the city of Paris from 1966 to 1978. He was part, in that time, moving the optical and kinetic of the School of Paris.

He received several prizes and awards include the "Honorable Mention" in Painting in the Art Contest organized by the Paraguayan American Cultural Center in 1964, the "Honorable Mention" in Recorded identical to the previous contest in 1966, the "Golden Plaque" at the 3rd Biennial in Cordoba, Argentina in 1966 and the "Special Prize" at the 1st International Biennial of Sport in Montevideo, Uruguay (1980).

Participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale, between 1965 and 1969, the X edition of the famous artistic encounter was identified as one of the ten most creative provisores among young people competing at this international event, the Biennale in Paris in 1969; in Biennial in Medellin, Colombia in 1970 and 1981); in the Triennial of Engraving Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires (1979). Among the major group exhibitions of which became part, appear in 1974: "Agam, Careaga, Rivers, Riley, Le Parc, Vasarely, Soto" at the Museum of Stanford in the United States of America in 1976: "Image Movement in, "in Lilian Heidenberg Galery of New York, United States of America.

In 1980, "Panorama Benson and Hedges" at the Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires in 1982: at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile in 1983: "Vasarely and his friends" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Montevideo , Uruguay; in 1989: the "Maison des Cultures du Monde in Paris, in Nantes (France) and the" Grand Défilé to Delhi, in India in 1992 at the Pavilion of the OAS at Expo'92 Seville, Spain, "De Soto Torres Garcia to" at the Museum of Art of the Americas in Washington DC, USA, in 1993: "L'Amerique dans tous ses You are" at the Maison de L'Amerique Latine in Paris.

* In 1975, in the Gallery Sync Brescia (Italy)
     * In 1979, in the Sepia Gallery of Asuncion
     * In 1980, at the Museum of American Art in Montevideo (Uruguay)
     * In 1990: "Documentum-XXV-ANNI" retrospective at the Cultural Center of the City, in Asuncion
     * In 1993, in New Plastic Gallery, Santiago de Chile
     * In 1996 in "The Gallery" in Punta del Este (Uruguay).

Careaga opened his show of paintings in the series called "Circular Motion", developed specially for the occasion CXCVI anniversary celebrations of the Independence of Mexico in the Cultural Space Pedro Paramo, the Mexican Embassy (Spain and San Rafael) where remained on display for a period of several weeks.

"Space, Light and Movement" was named the exhibition of this artist who was held at the Instituto Cervantes in the city of Munich (Germany) in June 2008. The sample consisted of some 20 works of medium and large format of the artist, in addition to about 15 sketches on paper and pencil sketches made.

His first steps in art were in the realm of abstract expressionism and then pop on art. However, his work is recognized by the use of the spaces through geometry, and the exploration of the latter in the plastic in Latin America.

In its 28th anniversary, the Museum of Barro exhibited a collection of works by Enrique Careaga, called The Source Geometric. For the first time the public will see a collection of 40 sketches, notes and drafts of Careaga. These works are part of a retrospective look that, since 2005, launches the artist about his work in Paris during the 70s.

Returned on April 7 2005

Conducted at the Center for Visual Arts / Museo del Barro. This exhibition is the sense of a return on his own work, a retrospective look set to a specific stage of his career.

Circular motion on September 11 2006

From the experimental optical unrelated to any metaphysical concerns, we are placed in the field of ritual: a "sacred space" from the perfect combination of two traditionally powerful symbols, the square and circle.

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