Helio Oiticica

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Birthday
26, 1937
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Mar 22, 1980 (42)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1937
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Mar 22, 1980 (42)

About

Remembered for his participation in the Neo-Concrete and Conceptual Art movements, Oiticica is famous for his paintings, sculptures, and art installations. His best-known works include sculptures titled Tropicalia and Bolides that viewers could physically explore.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he joined a prominent group of Brazilian artists known as the Grupo Frente.

Trivia

In the early 2000s, posthumous exhibitions of Oiticica's artwork occurred at both London's Tate Modern gallery and Houston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and he later lived and worked in both New York City and London.

Associated With

The color schemes in Oiticica's early work were influenced by the paintings of Dutch De Stijl movement artist Piet Mondrian.