THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS OF BUENOS AIRES PRESENTS A TRIBUTE EXHIBITION OF HUGO RODRÍGUEZ
The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) presents, together with the recently created Luis Felipe Noé Foundation, the exhibition Hugo Rodríguez. Sculptures, which will open on Wednesday March 4th and can be seen until March 15.
The exhibition, as a tribute, will bring together 25 bronze sculptures created by the Argentine artist Hugo Rodríguez (Buenos Aires, 1929) between 1972 and 1998, from private collections.
“I celebrate the realization of this sample tribute to Hugo Rodríguez, jointly organized by the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Luis Felipe Noé Foundation. It is also the first act of the Foundation, whose objective is to promote and give visibility to Argentine artists to help increase the social and cultural heritage of our country,” explains “Yuyo” Noé about the initiative.
Rodríguez has been the protagonist of the Argentine art scene since 1959. That year, he exhibited at the cradle of the informal movement, the Pizarro Gallery. Shortly after, he made his first mural at the Hotel Regidor and, after two exhibits at the Rubbers Gallery, he moved away from the local cultural environment. In 1962, he left for Brazil, where he currently resides.
Self-taught artist, in his sculptural work he discovered a new way of melting bronze with a polystyrene model, which results in more intricate and delicate forms than the traditional technique of "lost wax". Inspired by the Brazilian jungle, his unique pieces, created directly by the artist without prior sketch, make reference to the objects and artifacts of the great pre-colonial civilizations of Latin America. Very contemporary, they carry a cosmic vision of the world and its biological complexity.
Also an essayist, when talking about his sculptural work, Rodríguez states: “I don’t seek volume, it is manifested in space. The volume as a tradition responds to the ego, and now the human ego has to be rebuilt with the ego of the planet as a whole.”
Hugo Rodriguez. Sculptures can be visited until Sunday, March 15 on the second floor. The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts), which depends on the Nation’s Ministry of Culture, and has the support of Amigos del Bellas Artes, opens the doors from Tuesday to Friday, from 11 to 20, and on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 to 20 (Monday: closed), in Av. Del Libertador 1473, City of Buenos Aires.