Luis Tomasello (1915 - 2014)

Lumière Rouge no. 945 van Luis Tomasello

Lumière Rouge no. 945

2010

44.5 x 44.5 cm

Luis Tomasello is born in La Plata, Argentina in 1915. His parents are Italian immigrants, his father a bricklayer. Trained as a drawing teacher and with an unfulfilled ambition to be an architect, in 1945 he decides to take a trip to Sicily, the land of his forefathers. In subsequent years he returns to Europe on various occasions, visits England, Spain and Italy, finally settling in Paris in 1957.

Tomasello belongs to the international distinguished group of minimalists, the artists working in geometric-abstraction. His great example is Mondrian; his particular friends are Soto, Morellet and Vantongerloo. Tomasello's distinct, individual quality lies less in the form of his reliefs, their construction or geometric complexity, but rather in that which is intangible: the indirect atmospheric reflection of light and colour, the ‘chromoplastic atmospheres’. This is what makes his work absolutely individual and unique.

Lumière Rouge no. 945 van Luis Tomasello