Victor Chab, Argentine (1930 - )

Born in Buenos Aires the 6 of September of 1930. He realized 90 individual exhibitions and participated in more than 200 collective exhibitions  in the country and abroad.

Chab is Chab. It recognizes no doubt the thoroughness with which addresses their presentations. We recall in 1994 when they met 50 years with the painting. It gave the luxury, in addition to being a celebration of conducting simultaneous five samples that caused a commotion.

In 2002, his retrospective, served to know their phases, from "Apple on the table" (1947), award-winning book by Berni and Victorica at the same time to reflect on their aesthetic concerns that it connects with surrealism and with the notion of automatism: start the work without prior ideas, without any sketch, which has not ceased to adhere.
In its current shows in Rubbers, Victor Chab (1930), returns to surprise us with a series of drawings by its complexity invites us to follow his hand for the role. It is not an exhibition to come and go at each table, usually in small format, recognizing its forms, some sculptural, others, larva, fantastic beings and machines and even some ritual meaning.
Luis Felipe Noe who together created a stupid space "Line thinks" and author of the text of the catalog, notes that "Chab has returned to cultivate the line as a form of free thinking."
And if you think for careful contemplation means falling into the inevitable association, to continue his stroke in its infinite variations and resources, delay before the intensity of the funds, to recall a fragment of Enrique Molina when referring to a bestiary gloomy artist: "… a piece night / rest black / depth… ", is worth this sample of an artist who always makes us share the experience of art.

SYNTHESIS OF INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

1956
Galería Arte Bella. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1957
Rubbers Gallery . Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1964
Pan American Unión. Washington, United States.
Museum of Fine Arts of Caracas. Venezuela.

1967
Library Luis Angel Arango. Bogotá Colombia. Center of Arts and Letters. San José Costa Rica.

1968
International Center for the Youth. Jerusalén Israel. Institute of Contemporary Art. Lima, Perú Galería Dideco. El Salvador, San Salvador.

1972
Pan American Unión. Washington, United States.

1982
Meeting Point Art Center. Miami, United States.

1983
Arte Consult Gallery. Panama.

1988
Kimberly Gallery. Washington, United States. Rubbers Gallery . Buenos Aires, Argentina. Galería 1-2-3. El Salvador, San Salvador.

1989
Galería Nueve. Lima, Peru. Salon of Contemporary Art. Quito, Ecuador. Durban Gallery . Caracas, Venezuela.

1990
Corinne Timsit Gallery, Puerto Rico. Magíster Gallery,Asunción, Paraguay. Park Gallery ,Boca Ratón, United States.

1992
Galería Habitante, Panama. Corinne Timsit Gallery. Paris, France.

1993
Alfred Wild Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia. Gary Nader Gallery , Miami, United States. Contemporary Plastic Gallery, Guatemala.

1994
Centoira Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1995
Walks Brent Gallery, Lima, Peru. Rubbers Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

SOME COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

1956
International Biennial of Venice. Italy.

1958
Universal Exhibition of Brussels. Belgium.

1960
Award Torcuato Di Tella. Buenos Aires, Argentina

1964
New Art of Argentina. Walker Art Center. Minneapolis, United States.  Biennial lnternacional of Venice. Italy.

1967
Prize Palanza. Witcomb Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. International Triennial of Pittsburg. United States.

1989
Masters of Latin America and the Caribbean. Museum of Modern Art of Latín América. United States.

1992
Surrealism New World. National library. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1994
Small Works, Great Masters. Gary Nader Gallery, Miami, United States.  PrizeTrabucco  1994. National Museum of Fine Arts. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1996
A Selection of Works from The University of Essex.  Collection of Latín American Art. London, UK.


WORKS AT MUSEUMS

National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Modern Art Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Contemporary Art Museum of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Museum of Fine Arts of Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Museum of Fine Arts of Tres Arroyos, Argentina.
Museum of Fine Arts of Caracas, Venezuela.
Museum of Fine Arts of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Forma Museum, San Salvador.
Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Emilio Petorutti Museum. Asunción del Paraguay.
Lino Eneas Spilimbergo Museum. La Paz, Bolivia.
Museum Modern Art of Latín América. Washington, United States.
Carrol Reece Museum. Tennessee, United States.
Lowe Art Museum. Miami, United States.
Collection Permanent Bank of the Republic. Bogotá, Colombia.
Museum of Art of the America. Managua, Nicaragua.
Museum of Engraving. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Center of Contemporary Art. Chateaux Carreras. Córdoba, Argentina.
Embassy Argentina. Washington, United States.
Paraguayan Museum of Contemporary Art. Paraguay.
Museum of American Art of Maldonado, Uruguay.
Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Dr. Pedro Martínez. Paraná, Argentina.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Panama.
Provincial Museum of Drawing and Engraving. Concepción del Uruguay. Entre Rios, Argentina. University of Essex Collection of Latín American Art. England.
Museum José Luis Cuevas. Mexico.
Mudic Museum Contemporary Drawing, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Museum of Fine Arts Eduardo Sivori. Bs. As. Argentina.
Rally Museum. Punta del Este, Uruguay.
National Commission of Atomic Energy.BsAs.Argentina.
Irureta Museum , Tilcara, Jujuy. Argentina.
Latin American Art Museum. Long Beach.U.S.A.


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