Paris, 12 September 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA).
Visual artist, Horacio Garcia Rossi, born in Buenos Aires in 1929, died on 5 September 2012 in Paris aged 83 years. In just a few weeks, it is the death of another co-founder of the Research Group Visual Art (GRAV) who officiated from 1960 to 1968. Joel Stein has indeed died during the summer of 2012. They were both part of the kinetic art movement, which features works containing moving parts. The movement can be produced by the wind, the sun, a motor or the observer himself.
For seven years, from 1950 to 1957, Horacio Garcia Rossi studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires. There, he has met with the painters and sculptors Julio Le Parc and Francisco Sobrino. In 1959 he decided to move, live and work in Paris. He considered the city as the capital for art. Then a year later he became a co-founder of the Research Group Visual Art (GRAV).
Interested in the movement and light, it makes a lot of researches on this subject. At the same time, Horacio Garcia Rossi develops works that can be manipulated by the viewer. He will continue his research by extending the issue of language as a subject of the work, then the problematic of “color-light.”
Horacio Garcia Rossi had just been selected for the major exhibition of kinetic art to be held under the Grand Palais in Paris in 2013.