Between reality and fantasy, resolutely rooted in South American literary and artistic mythology, the works by Sergio Camporeale forge the memory of their own history. Inhabited by ironic characters with grotesque smiles and missing eyes, they tell the masquerade, the excess and the dark irony of an era marked by dictatorship and delusions of grandeur. Those derisive works also appeal to our own fears, anxieties and a certain exuberance which is close to the one we experiment in today’s world. In this, they reach the archeological fiber of our everyday life and they touch our most timeless emotions.
80 x 120 cm
Familia en la catedral
60 x 80 cm
La anunciation 3
120 x 160 cm
Retrato de familia 3
120 x 160 cm
Sergio Camporeale was born in Buenos Aires in 1937. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon in Buenos Aires in 1961. He entered the art world through advertising, where he developed his rigorous draughtsmanship. In 1976 he moved to Paris with his companion and fellow artist Delia Cugat. They lived in Paris over 20 years. The couple moved back to Buenos Aires in 2000.
The works made in France by Sergio Camporeale, mainly watercolor on blank paper backgrounds were widely exhibited in Europe. In 1998, had a major solo exhibition at the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama.
His works can be found in museum collections in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, France, the United States and numerous private collections in Europe, the United States and America.