The artist Antonio Máro was born in Perú in 1928 and has been living in Germany and Belgium since 1950.
His mythical sources are found in his homeland, whose pre-Columbian heritage inspires the spiritual origin of his work. As a student of Willi Baumeister, Maró’s most impressive and important teacher, he succeeded in created a symbiosis with Western cultural traditions. From this he developed his unmistakable signature style with the help of a very idiosyncratic techniques, which secured him international recognition.
Stages of his successful artistic career include numerous solo exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions (including New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Vienna, Brussels, Venice, Madrid, Bangkok, Beijing, and most capital cities of Central and South America) as well as participating at international art fairs (including Art Basel, Expo New York, Art Cologne) and international biennials for contemporary art (including Venice, São Paulo, Habana, Cuenca).
His works are the result of a fusion between two cultural traditions. Yet, above all, the subtle touch of his deep-rooted experiences floats with the monumental color spaces and atmospheric shades of his homeland. There is a desert in northern Peru, where the air liquefies at more than fifty degrees centigrade - everything visible dissolves in metallic vibrations and ribbons of heat, held only by wedged shadow - where legends and myths emerge as living truths from the primal memory in the shape of a bird’s head, torsos, totems, or to manifest human-like profiles.
Antonio Máro's art knows no boundaries. He also experiments with sculpture in various materials such as wood, stainless steel, bronze and ceramics.
Jaschi Klein somewhere