Antonio Seguí is a contemporary Argentine painter and illustrator whose vivid, often satirical works focus on the people and vistas of modern urban life. Influenced by the Cubists and Modernist artists like Diego Rivera, Seguí’s paintings present densely inhabited cities rendered in shallow space. About his work, Seguí has said: “To do without the human body is more difficult for me, because it embodies the very concept of presence and its presence that justifies what I do; it’s my credo. I couldn’t paint without it.” Born on January 11, 1934 in Córdoba, Argentina, Seguí studied at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, Spain, and at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, France. Seguí had his first solo exhibition in his native Argentina at the age of 23. Since then, he has exhibited at galleries and institutions throughout the world, and his work is represented in the permanent collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. In 2005, his work was the subject of a retrospective at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris. Seguí lives and works in Paris, France.
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