An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Argentine abstract artist Beto De Volder: Landscapes & Drawings is at Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary in the Upper East Side from June 17 to August 20, 2021. On view Monday-Friday by appointment. hutchinsonmodern.com
Argentine artists excel at abstraction and conceptual art. Beto de Volder is in this line.
You can also see the influence of New York modernists in his work. There are references to Cy Twombly’s scribbles and Mark Rothko’s color fields. The linear crispness of some of the work has the feel of Matisse cutouts. De Volder also reminds us of the architectural splendor of Avenida de Mayo, the main street in Buenos Aires.
His colors are really delicious. They remind us of Argentine ice cream, which is one of the specialities of Buenos Aires.
The gallery sees the work as contrasting the finite edge with the infinite line.
Beto de Volder
De Volder was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1962. He lives and works in New York City.
The artist trained at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano in Buenos Aires. First prize at the III Bienal de Arte Joven (Third Biennial of Young Artists) in 1993 launched his career.
His work has been exhibited internationally, including in New York at the Flag Art Foundation and in Buenos Aires at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA) and the Centro Cultural Borges.
De Volder’s work is in major collections including the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA).
Hutchinson Modern & Contemporary
One of the ways to see De Volder is through the eyes of his art dealer. Gallery director Isabella Hutchinson led Sotheby’s Latin American Art Department in New York and has been a private dealer for decades.
Her own practice is focused on contemporary Latin American artists which is rare at this level in New York City. Isabella runs the gallery like a mini-Sotheby’s. She has a smart eye from all her experience and constantly produces scholarship around her artists that increases their value.
If you are looking for well-curated contemporary Latin artists, Hutchinson Modern is one of the dealers you want to see in New York City.
See you at Beto De Volder: Landscapes & Drawings. hutchinsonmodern.com