Hugo Demarco
Artistic currents

Hugo Demarco was born in Buenos Aires in 1932 and where he taught painting in art schools from 1956 to 1959. He went to Paris for the first time in 1959 where he settled permanently in 1963 thanks to a scholarship from the government French. Here he made contact with that circle of artists, who study the perception of art by the viewer, gathered around the Denis René gallery. The movement, also known as " Programmed Art ", analyzes the relationship between color, light and their distribution on the plane of the support (canvas or other) to obtain optical and even kinetic effects that are only virtual as they are only perceived and not real. Over the years Demarco experimented with other types of support such as plexiglas or steel, also trying his hand at filmography by shooting short films, mainly didactic, on Programmed and Kinetic Art. In his career Demarco exhibits in numerous galleries in France and elsewhere and with a direct line with the Italian galleries specialized in Programmed Art, participates to the group's collective exhibitions and  to important events such as the Venice Biennale, the Rome Quadrennial, Documenta of Kassel and others. He died in Paris in 1995.

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