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Carlos Kis
Latin American ,Brazilian Surrealist Painting Carlos Kis after Rene Magritte

1988

$3,000

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Framed 28 X 28 sight 23 X 23 "Veterans", 1988, paint, inlay, with monogram signature on formica board Framed: 28 x 28 in. Sight: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. This painting is after Surrealist master Rene Magritte. It depicts men with bowler hats Carlos Kis, 1932-2010 a well known Brazilian artist. Kis was born in Uruguay to a Romanian Jewish family and moved to Brazil where he was well known for his painting and sculpture. His formica paintings were an extremely laborious process and the media has not been used by other artists other than that of his daughter Anita, under Kis's supervision. Known as a painter, watercolorist and graphic artist Carlos Kis artworks show the surreal, modern and expressionist aspects of his inexhaustible talent and imagination. Inspired by Surrealism he developed Sinapsism. Kis studied at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidad de la República (UdelaR) and at the Instituto de Profesores Artigas. For three years he ran the art gallery Opus in Brasília , then was director of a fashion magazine, worked as an interior designer and in the design department of an automotive company. Initially painting on canvas, he refrained from doing this during a five-year stay in New York in the 1970s and increasingly turned to works of art made from the artificial material Formica than baked into an enamel at high temperature. The Cyanamid company provided him with the necessary materials. In 1995, the Art of Living magazine devoted an extensive story to his works in Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Punta del Este, New York, Guarujá, Porto Alegre, Joinville, São Paulo and Mexico City among others. In 1960, he came to Brazil and lived in São Paulo for ten years. In this city, he released several albums of his own: Razão & Coração e Galos e Galos, 1966; IV Screenprints, 1968; and Woodcuts by Carlos Kis, 1969. After spending four years in New York (United States), he settled permanently in the city of Santos SP, in 1975. He is the creator of paintinlay, a technique of painting on pressed formica and submitted to high temperatures. Reviews "Carlos Kis exposes his painting, populated by madonnas, roosters and images, a threshold between the real and the fantastic, a mystical force that exerts a fascination on the public, the result of a cosmopolitan experience, from Yugoslav ancestry, to coming to Brazil and the departure for the United States. The five years he lived in New York put him in direct contact with the busy world of megalopolises, at the same time in search of explanations - like the primitive ones - in the fantastic. Magics, fetishes, myths , symbols, become strong in a new trend". Roberto Peres CARLOS Kis: oils and prints. Texts by Delmiro Gonçalves, Roberto Peres, Dottie Campbell and Thomaz S. Corrêa. Brasília: Itau Galeria, 1978. "He is a man of the world and a 'creature of the universe', as Dottie Campbell asserts in 'Reviews' in New York. This universalism gives him conditions to produce a 'sui generis' style in painting. Various phases have marked the career of the artist He still now paints on Formica, not in the traditional Formica found in stores, but in a pressing process he calls 'paintinlay.' For this exhibition, Carlos Kiss prepared figures (a series of Mona Lisa, the posture of the model), still life, which the artist calls silent, all in water-quenching-and-oil. The result is in good taste and reveals the 'deep self' of the sensitive artist". Paulo Augusto Bueno Wolf CARLOS Kis: painting. Presentation by Paulo Augusto Bueno Wolf and Jorge Amado. Santos: Brazil-United States Cultural Center, Art Gallery, 1987. Select collections Philathea College Museum Of Modern Art - London (England) Chase Manhattan Collection - New York (USA) Exxon Corporation Columbia University Long Island University New York University - New York (USA) Private Collection - USA Beverly Hills Private Collection - USA Private Collection by Greta Garbo - USA Private Collection by Jackie Onassis - New York (USA) Private Collection by Júlio Mesquita Filho - São Paulo SP Private Collection by Marques Della Stufa Oehschlaege Gallery Abril Editora Collection - São Paulo SP Cyanamid Química Collection Hotel Collection San Rafael Individual Exhibitions sd - São Paulo SP - Carlos Kis: Recent Paintings Made in Unique Technique in the World, at Paço das Artes 1945 - Mexico City (Mexico) - Individual - 1st prize with the work Descargando pedregulho 1963 - São Paulo SP - Individual, at the Gallery Artécnica 1964 - Campinas SP - Individual, at the Jockey Club Art Gallery in Campinas 1965 - São Paulo SP - Individual, at KLM Gallery 1968 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Individual, at Kraft Moreno Gallery 1968 - Punta del Este (Uruguay) - Individual, at the San Rafael Art Gallery 1968 - Montevideo (Uruguay) - Individual, at the Columbia Palace Hotel Art Gallery 1968 - Montevideo (Uruguay) - Individual, at the Rio de la Plata Gallery 1968 - Punta del Este (Uruguay) - Individual, at the Guendalina Gallery 1969 - Punta del Este (Uruguay) - Individual, at the San Rafael Art Gallery 1969 - Porto Alegre RS - Individual, at the North American Brazilian Cultural Institute 1970 - Punta del Este ( Uruguay) - Individual, at the San Rafael Art Gallery 1970 - São Paulo SP - Individual, at the Actualidades da Hebraica Art Gallery 1971 - New York (United States) - Individual, at the Empire Savings Bank Art Gallery 1971 - New York (States United) - Solo, at Charles Mann Gallery 1972 - Long Island (United States) - Solo, at Long Island University 1972 - New York (United States) - Solo, at Saint Bartholomew's Art Gallery 1973 - Englewood (United States) - Solo, at the Jewel Spiegel Art Gallery 1973 - Newark (United States) - Solo, at The Art Gallery 1973 - New York (United States) - Solo, at the Park South At Carnegie Hall Art Gallery 1974 - New York (United States) - Solo, at the Empire Savings Bank Art Gallery 1974 - New York (United States) - Solo, at the New York University Art Gallery and The Catholic Center 1976 - Santos SP - Retrospective, at the Municipal Gallery 1977 - São Paulo SP - Individual, at UCBEU 1978 - Florianópolis SC - Individual, at Clube Doze de Agosto 1978 - Brasília DF - Carlos Kis: oils and prints, at Itaugaleria 1978 - São Paulo SP - Carlos Kis: oils and prints, at Itaugaleria 1978 - Itapetininga SP - Individual, at City Hall 1978 - Santos SP - Individual, at Cades Art Gallery 1978 - Santos SP - Individual, at Santos Art and Decoration Center 1982 - Santos SP - Individual, at CCBEU Gallery 1982 - Santos SP - Individual, at Centro Cultural Brasil-United States Gallery 1983 - São Carlos SP - Carlos Kis: oils and prints, at Itaugaleria 1983 - São Paulo SP - Individual, at Galeria de Arte Atualidades da Hebraica 1983 - Guarujá SP - Individual , at Delphin Hotel Gallery 1983 - Santos SP - Individual, at Banco do Brasil 1983 - São Paulo SP - Carlos Kis: oils & paintings in phenolic art, at Galeria Atualidades 1983 - São Paulo SP - Individual, at the First National City Bank Gallery 1983 - São Paulo SP - Kis-Pinturas Recentes, at the State Department of Culture 1984 - Santos SP - Individual, at the Santos Association Gallery 1984 - São Paulo SP - Retrospective, at Sesi Art Gallery 1985 - Sorocaba SP - Individual, at Sesc/Senac Art Gallery 1986 - Joinville SC - Individual, at Joinville Art Museum 1986 - Joinville SC - Individual, at Victor Kursancev Gallery 1987 - Santos SP - Individual, at the Brazil-United States Cultural Center Gallery 1987 - Santos SP - Carlos Kis: paintings, at the United States Brazil Cultural Center 1988 - Santos SP - Individual, at the Santos Doctors Association Gallery 1989 - Santos SP - Individual, at Aliança Francesa 1990 - Sebring (United States) - Individual, at Kissimmee Valley Gallery 1991 - Sarasota (United States) - Individual, at Frank Oeheschlaeger Gallery 1992 - Santos SP - Individual, at CCBEU Gallery 1997 - Santos SP - Individual, at the CCBEU Gallery Collective Exhibitions 1966 - São Paulo SP - Collective at Masp 1970 - Chicago (United States) - Collective at Gilman Galleries 1971 - New York (United States) - Collective at The Weyhe Gallery 1971 - New York (United States) - Brazilian Art, at Iramar Gallery 1972 - Mexico City (Mexico) - Collective, LifShitz Art Gallery 1972 - London (England) - Collective, at Philathea College Museum of Modern Art 1972 - New York (United States) - Collective, at Lexington Art Gallery 1972 - New York (United States) - Latin American Art at Columbia University 1972 - New York (United States) - Spring Arts Festival, at Educational & Cultural Fund. of EI 1972 - New York (United States) - Spring is Here at One World Trade Center New York 1972 - Paris (France) - Paintings & Sculptures, at Le Demeure 1973 - Long Island (United States) - Collective, at Crow's Best Gallery 1975 - São Paulo SP - The theme is the Woman, at Azulão Art Gallery 1976 - São Paulo SP - Collective, at Masp 1976 - Santos SP - Collective, at the Centro Cultural Brasil-United States Gallery 1976 - Santos SP - Collective, at the Santos Art and Decoration Gallery 1976 - Santos SP - Beneficent Exhibition, at the Alhambra Art Gallery 1976 - São Paulo SP - Collective, at Bonfiglioli Gallery 1977 - Curitiba PR - Class A Art, at Acaiaca Gallery 1977 - Rio Claro SP - 3rd Fine Arts Salon - silver medal and acquisition award 1977 - Santos SP - 80th Anniversary of the Italian Society of Santos, at the Italian Society of Santos 1977 - Santos SP - Collective, at the Art Gallery of the Associação dos Engenheiros 1977 - Santos SP - Inauguration of the Art and Decoration Center, at the Art Center and Decoration 1977 - São Paulo SP - 41st São Paulo Salon of Fine Arts - State Council of Culture Award 1978 - São Paulo SP - 42nd São Paulo Fine Arts Salon - Acquisition award 1978 - São Paulo SP - 3rd Imigrantes Olympiad, at Fundação Bienal 1978 - Rio de Janeiro RJ - 18th Art and Ecological Thought, at the Euclides da Cunha Library 1980 - Praia Grande SP - 1st National Salon of Plastic Arts at Forte Itaipu - silver medal 1981 - Santos SP - Collective, at the Franco-Brazilian Cultual Alliance 1983 - Ljubljana (Yugoslavia - now Slovenia) - International Biennial 1983 - São Vicente SP - Collective, at Ilha Porchat Clube 1985 - Santos SP - Collective, at the Associação dos Médicos Gallery de Santos 1988 - New York (United States) - Collective, at Galeria Llos 1990 - Chicago (United States) - Knickerbocker Fine Art Show Source: Itaú Cultural

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  • Creator
    Carlos Kis (1932 - 2010, Uruguayan)
  • Creation Year
    1988
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 28 in. (71.12 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3829135582

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