Visually enticing, the paintings of Caio Fonseca illustrate the union of the artist’s two passions: art and music.
His paintings depict the juxtaposition of vibrant color and shallow space, where the relationship between each organic form reveals an acute sense of depth and proportion. Quixotic and alluring, Fonseca’s paintings illustrate the modest beauty of abstraction.
Fonseca explores the relationship between positive and negative space with his use of a carefully chosen palette. Rather than rendering dimension, he utilizes the properties of color to negotiate depth.
The artist divides his time between studios in Pietrasanta, Italy and New York City. A New York City native, he is the son of the sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca. Collected and exhibited internationally, his work resides in the collections of such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Whitney, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
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