geraldo de Barros. THAT’S IT
[dip] contemporary art is delighted to present Geraldo de Barros (1923 – 1998) first solo show in the region of Tessin, Switzerland. Brazilian painter, photographer and designer, he also worked in engraving, graphic arts, and industrial design. He was a leader of the concrete art movement in Brazil, cofounding Grupo Ruptura and was known for his trailblazing work in experimental abstract photography and modernism. Since the mid ‘50’s he was also active as a designer of furniture (Unilabor), where he devoted himself until the late ‘80’s (Hobjeto).
According to The Guardian, De Barros was “one of the most influential Brazilian artists of the 20th century“.