Arthur Luis Piza

Minimal Deep Tonal Geometric Abstract Edition 4 of 50





Minimal black and brown tonal geometric print editioned 4 of 50. The work is signed by the artist in the bottom corner. It is framed in a gold frame with a white matte.

Artist Biography

Arthur Luis Piza born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1928. He moved to Paris in 1955 and worked in the studio of a master color etcher, Johnny Friedlaender. Piza quickly became an expert in all the techniques of etching and aquatint using sugar-lift extensively. He experimented in various ways to make his work more sculptural and three dimensional. He abandoned traditional etching techniques and, using very thick copper plates, he devised his unique "gouge" technique by incising his designs into his plates with hammers and various shaped chisels. The precision required is exact as his grooves need to be precisely deep and wide enough to hold his hand-made special inks. Because of the depths of the grooves, the direction of the wiping directly affects the final impression. From 1958, Piza devoted himself primarily to burin engraving. Starting from this period, the artist created reliefs and collages, as well as sculpted objects, porcelain, and jewelry. During the 1960s, Arthur Luiz Piza became known as one of the most compelling representatives of the art of engraving. His style is very personal: the plate is cut, gashed, gouged, hammered, sculpted in small, successive marks that, like scales, interlock and overlap; hollows become volumes. The artist works with the perception of matter, matter that is imaginary and poeticized. Arthur Luiz Piza lived and worked in Paris for most of his life.

Dimensions With Frame

H 27 in. x W 32 in. x D 1.5 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 23 in x W 28 in.
Minimal Deep Tonal Geometric Abstract Edition 4 of 50
Minimal Deep Tonal Geometric Abstract Edition 4 of 50