Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Maria, who is no longer with us, stills gets respect for her contributions to abstraction, mostly because her unique approach was a melding of her early schooling with the French Cubist Fernand Léger with other modernist modes like Futurism and Constructivism.



Carlos Cruz-Diez

I felt like I’d seen Carlos’s work before seeing the first piece below in #surmoderno. A little internet searching turned up some things that… yeah, I’m sure I’ve seen these in popular culture, definitely the ones in Houston. His work focused (he’s no longer with us) on the kinetic energy of color particularly the #moiré effect.


Jesus Rafael Soto

Jesus was the source (#rip) for a couple of the gems in the stellar #SurModerno at #MOMA. Mad snaps to the museum for focusing on the breadth of Modernism (I too have a love of Concretist artists like Lygia and Virginia)- it makes the import of the aesthetic response to the epoch more rich. Amazing work in this show of which I’ll share more.


Virginia Jaramillo

Virginia Jaramillo is an American artist of Mexican heritage. Born in El Paso, Texas, she studied in Los Angeles before moving to New York City. She has exhibited in exhibitions internationally since 1959.