Luis Tomasello (Argentinian, 1915-2014)

Argentinian artist, Luis Tomasello, began working in Paris in the late 1950s after he graduated from the Academy of Fine arts in Buenos Aires, where he studied painting. He is best known for his white-on-white abstract geometric constructions that rely on light to create form and image. Tomasello was keenly interested in cinetism, particularly the use of existing light to create the illusion of movement through shifting light and shadow. His works, that he called Atmospheres Chromoplastiques, were included in many national and international exhibitions, including the “La Lumière et le Mouvement” (Light and Movement), which was considered a groundbreaking show for Op Art.