Marcelo Boullosa

b. 1956, Buenos Aires, Argentina – lives in Buenos Aires

The concept of repetition and its effects on visual perception inform the work produced by Argentinean artist, Marcelo Boullosa.  Methodical in his artistic technique, Boullosa often repeats a single gesture to create intricate drawings, collages, and paintings which appear to reverberate with echoed shapes and patterns. 

In comparison to his monochrome drawings of carefully etched lines, curves, and other graphic elements, Boullosa executes his paintings of repeated squares in both muted pastels and primary colors.  At first glance, these paintings seem to follow a strict, grid-like pattern; however, upon closer inspection, they reveal variations in both color and line.  These slight variances translate as optical illusions within the viewer’s eye, as the squares appear to rhythmically pulsate across the canvas.

In 1994, Boullosa's artwork was selected to represent Argentina as part of the V Havana Biennial.  Works by the artist are included in private collections across Europe, the United States, and South America, as well as at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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