Gustavo López Armentia was born in 1949 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Working as a sculptor and painter, his favorite materials for his sculptures are metal and recycled materials. The interest of López Armentia is reflected in the episodes and the things of everyday life. Most of his themes takes place in the space and time of the city, and his work thus depicts the secular, the profane, always interspersed with the dreams and desires of the people. The work of the Argentine artist has been shown in numerous galleries, including the Reece Gallery in New York (1999) and the Galería Altera in Buenos Aires (2000). In a group exhibition, he also presented his works at the Venice Biennale (1997) and at the second Mercosur Biennale in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The permanent exhibitions at the Buenos Aires Art Museum, the Rio de Janeiro Art Museum, the Quito Institute of Popular Art in Peru and the Alvar Aalto Museum Jyväskylä in Finland also feature works by López Armentia – to name but a few. In the near future, the Buenos Aires Museum of Art will pay homage to the artist Horacio de La Carcova with the work “Sin pan y sin trabajo”.
1995 – National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires.1996 / 1997/1998/1999/2001/2005/2006/2007/2008 – The Reece Galleries, Inc., New York | 1996 – Container ’96, Copenhagen, Denmark | 1997 XLVII Venice Biennial, Italy 1998 – Praga Graphics Triennial – Current Graphics / 12, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires | 2000 – Retrospective Exhibition Valencia Cultural Center, Spain | 2002 – Casas Riegner Gallery, Miam | National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires | Art Cube, Los Angeles, CA | 2013 – Museum Sivori, Buenos Aires, Argentina | 2014 – Museum Caraffa, Cordoba, Argentina | 1994 – 9th Latin American Art Biennial, Mexico | 1996 – Container ’96, Copenhagen, Denmark | 1997 – XLVII Venice Biennial, Italy
Works in Museums
National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Emilio Caraffa Museum, Cordoba, Argentina.- Museum of Contemporary Art, Buenos Aires.- Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, -Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. – Museum of Modern Art Skopje, Yugoslavia. Andean Institute of Popular Arts, Quito, Ecuador.