Luis Tomasello

Born 1915, La Plata, Argentina

Died 2014, Paris, France


1932-1938   Takes drawing classes and attends Escuela Nactional del Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón.

1940   Enrolls at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes Ernesto de la Cárcova.

Mid-1940s   Meets painters Emilio Pettoruti and Carmelo Arden Quin, two important avant-garde artists who influence him.

1951   Travels to Paris.

1957   Moves permanently to Paris with a large group of Latin American kinetic artists.  Many of these artists begin working in the constructivist abstract style before moving on to kinetic and optical art in the early 1960s.

Tomasello is known for his Atmospheres chromoplastiques, consisting of white cubes on a white background engaging with colors of shadows and reflective light.  He had a number of large-scale public art commissions around the world, in France, Argentina, Mexico and the United States.