Horacio Cardo

Horacio Cardo

Horacio Cardo in 2009 at his studio in Pinamar, a resort city on the eastern coast of Buenos Aires Province. “In Cardo’s work,” an art critic wrote, “nothing is naïve.” Credit Juan Carlos Casas.

Some of Mr. Cardo’s earlier works were painted in oils, to which he added fabric, lace and plaster of Paris to create various textures. Later on, he created dramatic illustrations with ink and acrylic paint that he altered with digital tools like Photoshop.

“Photoshop has allowed me to get closer to what I consider reality: the permanent transit (mutation, imbrication) of the images within the psyche,” he said in an interview with Artefacto magazine in 2010. “I would like to capture that permanently changing reality in my work, where past and present are interconnected.”

(Richard Sandomir, “Horacio Cardo, Illustrator With a Political Edge, Is Dead at 74,” NYTimes, 10-31- 18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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