Eugenio Cuttica: Color Field Study #1
COLOR FIELD STUDY #1, 2013
Mixed media on Arches watercolor paper
(Watercolor, tempera, pigments, color pencils, graphite)
76 x 38 inches
(b.1957 in Buenos Aires, Argentina | lives and works on Long Island, NY)
Education & Honors
1980 Graduated from the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires with MFA in Painting and Sculpture
1984 Studied Architecture at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1988 Finalist for the Amalia Fortabat Grand Prize for Young Painters, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1989 Selected to represent Argentina at the Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
2019 Named Outstanding Personality of Culture of Buenos Aires
2023 Solo: Castello Brown, Portofino, Italy
2023 Solo: Cajasol Foundation, Seville, Spain
2018 Solo: Museum of Contemporary Art, Mar del Plata, Argentina and MOA Museum of Art (Mokichi Okada Association), Atami, Japan
2015 Retrospective: National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2012 Solo: Caraffa Museum, Cordoba Buenos Aires, Argentina
1995 Group: Peronism and Its Time at the National Public Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina
1992 Group: Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1985 Solo: Malvinas Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1984 Solo: Centro Paracultural, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eugenio Cuttica is one of the great representatives of Argentine contemporary art and an active member of the so-called Intermediate Generation that revolutionized the pictorial scene in the 1980s. During that time, Cuttica was a prominent protagonist in what was called "the return of painting", a trend that had a global expansion acquiring different names, such as "Transvanguardia" in Italy, or "Wild Painting" in Germany.
Eugenio has been exhibiting internationally for more than 40 years in galleries, museums and cultural centers in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, and Shanghai, to name a few. From early in life he knew that shape, color and light were the vessels which would take people to a deep journey into the inner worlds of their spirit. He believes that every artwork should be at least the size of a door for the viewer to be able to pass through and be immersed by the experience. With his large dimensional works, he invites everyone to reconnect with the awareness of what is presented upon them, based on a strong imprint of synchronicity and connection to what he calls "the infinite frequency of no time dimension".
Eugenio Cuttica: Color Field Studies will have its US premiere at Art on Paper New York, 2023.
“They are paintings that arise from emotions. I create an accident on purpose to avoid virtuosity, because I believe that skill is not art, but rather being alert to what is happening. The accident puts us in the present, because it has to be resolved. When things get too easy, they become frivolous art,” Cuttica notes.