Caio Fonseca

Caio Fonseca, American, born 1959, was raised in New York City. In 1978 he went to Barcelona where he studied and painted until 1983. He moved to Pietrasanta (Lucca) in 1985 where he worked until 1989. After two years in Paris, he returned to New York and now divides his time between Pietrasanta and his studio in Manhattan on East Fifth Street. His works are held in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the United States.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Brooklyn Museum, New York

“Abstract Expressionist painter Caio Fonseca employs a reductive process to arrive at his finished works, painting in partial layers that continually accrue, overlapping previous forms, sometimes abrading the surface and, ultimately, achieving new abstractions. The curvilinear geometry of his forms has often been compared to piano lids, quarter notes and the bodies of?cellos or violins. He is a classical pianist, after all” -Christina Cotter.

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