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In a letter addressed to Jorge de la Vega, the Informalist Michel Tapié writes a short text about general questions in regards to artistic communication, utilizing terms like ambiguity, dynamism, structures.
Michel Tapié (1909–87) is the main promoter of Informalism—a term concocted by him—in Europe. This is one of the documents that makes it possible to establish links between the Argentinean vanguard and international artistic process, through a pivotal figure like Jorge de la Vega (1930–71), member of the Otra Figuración [Other Figuration], along with Romulo Macció (1931), Luis Felipe Noé (1933), and Ernesto Deira (1928–86), a group which remained active from 1961 until 1965. In this exhibition at Galería Bonino, Mr. de la Vega presents Conflictos anamórficos [Anamorphic Conflicts] in which the figures, normally beasts, have mutated and transformed through the use of extra-pictorial materials like bricolage. Among them, mirrors that reinforce the idea of duplication and simulation are especially notable; they are details accentuated in this series by the Barroque device of oblique perspectives. The presentation of the catalogue is the reproduction of a manuscript note addressed to the artist.