Gyula Kosice, Argentinian (1924 - )
Gyula Kosice, born Fernando Fallik in Košice (Slovakia) is an Argentinian naturalized sculptor, plastic artist, theoretician and poet, one of the most important figures in kinetic and luminal art and luminance vanguard.Kosice is a sculptor, theoretician and poet, and one of the founders of the Mad Art movement.
He used his natal city name as artist name. He was one of the precursors of abstract and non-figurative art in Latin America. He used, for the first time in international art scene, water and neon gas as part of an artwork. Light and movement are also present in his works.
He developed his artistic career in close conjunction with his writing activity. He is a co-founder of the "Arturo" magazine, (1944), of "Arte Concreto Invencion" (1945) and the author of the Mad Manifest, (1946). Ryi, his first articulated and movable sculpture was highly significant for the later development of kinetism in Latin-America.
He has made monumental sculptures, hydrospatial walks, hydrowalls, etc. He made more than 40 personal and 500 collective exhibitions all over the world.
Kosice keeps making art pieces and has transformed his workshop into a museum.