Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rogelio Polesello, Master of Color

We visited Rogelio Polesello in his atelier in Buenos Aires a few months ago. The impressive space (over 5,000 square feet) is split into different levels overlooking two quiet streets in Belgrano, a residential neighbourhood not far from Palermo Viejo.

It is an overwhelming experience not only for the quantity and quality of the objects displayed, but also for the amount of Art present in every single room. His own paintings and sculptures as well as work from other artists, lots of furniture and lamps (Frank Gehry, Gae Aulenti, Eames, Corbusier, Magistretti...they are all here) plus a collection of pre-columbian artifacts and two million magazines on a staircase, along with a statue of Carlos Gardel (yes, the tango singer).

Polesello is indeed a versatile and extremely talented artist, mastering the work in Plexiglas sculptures (mainly from the 70's) as well as painting and murals (pioneering Op Art in Latin America).
He is a fascinating and complex person, and his private space is as individual and unique as he is. A true Maestro!


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    PS I hope that I have written without any errors today! Sorry but my english is not that good as my native language (Dutch).

  2. Dear Greet: It is always a pleasure to read your messages, it doesn't matter if your English is perfect or not (mine, for instance, is far from perfect!)
    I want to share with everybody all the amazing artists I met in my life!

  3. wow...impeccable designs!



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