Homage to Lucio Dorr

With this exhibition, the Museum of Modern Art paid tribute to Lucio Dorr (Buenos Aires, 1969-2013), a beloved, transcendent artist. Dorr contributed with enormous freedom, both respecting and transgressing, entering and leaving, to the development of one of the great lines of Argentinian art: the constructive geometric tradition that began with the first great Argentinian avant garde movement, the Concrete Art of the 40s. Dorr created irregular objects that included multiple interests and stimulated sensations. “My starting points are abstraction and the constructive methods of information, the product of a wide spectrum of registers in the urban-architectural environment… They are based on eclectic situations, inherited or influenced by styles, basically European in origin but that exist chaotically in Buenos Aires, my native city. All this complex conceptual technical development, which involves architecture, urbanity, production methods linked to project discipline and concepts from different artistic movements in different cases, convert a sensation into an object.”

Dorr’s works explore surfaces. They use glass not to look through but to create visual narratives. Dorr once said that his works refer directly to walls; and in fact he often found inspiration in building façades. His works are expansive, they can be thought of as musical scores, projecting the echoes of contemporary urban life in an outward movement, beyond themselves. They contain layers of information and senses in infinite folds, like looking into a diamond.

Lucio Dorr (Buenos Aires, 1969-2013) was an artist, designer and teacher. After a brief period at the Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón, he attended the workshops of Juan Doffo and Pablo Siquier. In 1999 he created the Espacio Duplus, a project dedicated to the study and development of contemporary art. Among other awards, he won the Premio Chandon-arteBA (2011) and the Premio “Ignacio Pirovano” for Young Artist of the Year (2006). His recent solo exhibitions include those held at the Galería Oscar Cruz, Sao Paulo (2011) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario MACRO (2006).