Pablo Suárez (Buenos Aires, 1937 - 2006) was a key artist in the history of Argentine art. As one of the central and most dynamic figures in this milieu, he was a driving force behind the most significant courses that Argentine art took in the final four decades of the 20th century.
Throughout his career he has used a variety of materials, mediums, and techniques primarily focusing on paintings, sculptures and installations, establishing a constant and sharp dialogue with the world that surrounds him. His work can be placed within the popular art tradition, the grotesque, and the parody. His first solo exhibition was in 1961 at the Lirolay Gallery in Buenos Aires, where he was introduced by Alberto Greco.
He managed and collaborated with the different groups of the 60’s being part of the mythical Di Tella generation and taking part in Tucuman Arde. In the 70s he worked from the sidelines of scholarly recognition. Since the 80s he formed the groups Nueva Imagen and Periferia and in the 90s he exerted great influence over the artists linked to the Centro Cultural Rojas and the Taller de Barracas, where he worked as a teacher next to Luis F. Benedit, carrying out an active task and developing a connection with the new generations of artists that emerged from the under and different emerging spaces.
In 1987 he received the Gunther Prize in Painting, and in 1992, the Konex Prize Merit Diploma for his contribution to the visual arts field. In addition, in 1999 he was given the Constantini Prize. He was part of the Argentinian representation at the XVI Bienal de São Paulo in 1981, the XVIII Bienal de São Paulo in 1985 and the XXII Bienal de São Paulo in 1994.
His work forms part of the collections of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes – MNBA; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires – MALBA; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires – MAMBA; Museo Castagnino + Macro; Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori; Fundación Federico Jorge Klemm, among others; and of distinguished private collections in Latin America, Europe and the USA.
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