ARTUR LUIZ PIZA
Arthur Luiz Piza (1928, São Paulo – 2017, Paris), Brazilian printmaker, painter and sculptor, lived and worked in Paris from 1951 onwards. After studying with the master printmaker Johnny Friedlaender, he advanced his knowledge of etching and aquatint through experimentation, thus becoming one of the most innovative masters of the art of printmaking in the sixties. He developed his own technique of deep engraving on a thick matrix plate, through which he achieved an accentuated effect of three-dimensional texture in his works. Besides developing new modes of print creation, Piza also experimented with other visual media and shifted the boundaries between various genres of artistic expression with his three-dimensional objects, structured in the manner of Art Informel. His works have been exhibited in the most important museums in the world, such as the MOMA in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Documenta in Kassel etc.