b. 1931 La Plata, Argentina – lives in Segovia, Spain
After beginning his career working in an informalist mode, followed by a brief period of lyrical figuration, Paternosto first created artworks based on Geometric Abstraction in the early 1960s. By the end of this decade, his formal and theoretical explorations led the artist to push beyond the very boundaries of the medium of painting. Leaving the surface of the canvas blank, Paternosto shifted the emphasis of his artworks to their outer edges, converting his paintings into objects, and rebelling against the inherited tradition of only viewing paintings frontally. Since this breakthrough, he has remained on the vanguard of abstraction in both New York, where he lived for over four decades, and Latin America.
In addition to his career as a painter, Paternosto has studied Pre-Columbian art with academic rigor. This expertise has
not only influenced his artistic practices, but has also led him to assume scholarly and curatorial roles, including the international exhibition, Abstraction: The Amerindian Paradigm. In 2005, the artist moved to Segovia, Spain, where, just a year prior, a major retrospective of his work had been on view at the Esteban Vicente Museum of Contemporary Art. Paintings by Paternosto are found in various prestigious collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; the Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland; and the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany, amongst others.
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Cesar Paternosto's new exhibition
We are pleased to announce Cesar Paternosto's new exhibition:
El silencio de las lineas, María Calcaterra Galería, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 1st through December 1st, 2015
Opening Reception: October 1st, 2015, 7-9pm.
For more information about the exhibition, please contact María Calcaterra by clicking here.
Cesar Paternosto exhibition at Galerie Denise Rene
We are pleased to announce Cesar Paternosto's exhibition:
Paternosto, Galerie Denise Rene-Rive Gauche, Paris, France
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7-9pm
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