Pedro Friedeberg

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Pedro Friedeberg is a contemporary Italian-Mexican artist born in 1936. Friedeberg is part of the surrealists and neo-dadaists Mexican circles alongside artists such as Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington. Friedeberg began his architectural studies fascinated by Renaissance and Gothic forms, but soon decided to focus solely on painting and design.

 

His body of work is eclectic and mixes an architectural imaginary with psychedelic designs and patterns that incorporate a hidden iconography. Both geometry and horror vacui are undisputed protagonists of his recognizable aesthetics.

 

Friedeberg’ eccentric compositions are known around the world and his work is part of major museums collections such as Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Friedeberg currently lives and works in Mexico City.

Traje de etiqueta informal, 1969

Acrylic and ink on paper

14 9/16 x 19 11/16 inches