Antonio Seguí

Antonio Seguí is an Argentine painter, illustrator and printmaker. He was born in Cordoba in 1934, the oldest son of a middle-class family. He studied at the San Fernando Academy in Madrid, Spain. Subsequently, he attended the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, France, where he studied painting and sculpture as well as printmaking in Mexico. In 1963, he moved to Paris, where he lives and works today. Seguí spent many years traveling through Central and South America, Europe and Africa. These journeys exposed him to new ideas and encouraged his culturally diverse approach to art. Throughout Segui career, he developed a fascination for contemporary urban life and his paintings serve as satire or humorous critiques of society and human nature. A painter of cities, Seguí has been labelled both an in formalist and surrealist. His works are filled with grotesque characters playing out strange stories in an urban setting. Multiple stories unfold within work, the colourful and graphic painting vibrating with the pulse and atmosphere of urban excitement. Yet, when seen from a distance, Seguí’s densely packed figures morph into repetitive, depersonalized patterns, wandering immutable routes leading nowhere and engulfed by a labyrinth of near-identical buildings and trees. In addition to his paintings, Seguí has illustrated many books published in Belgium and France, including texts by Jorge Luis Borges, Apollinaire, and Carlos Semprun. His work is included in more than 70 public collections worldwide.

  • Fernando Botero & Antonio Seguí

    Fernando Botero & Antonio Seguí

    New York

    June 21, 2017 - July 05, 2017

  • Monochromaniac

    Monochromaniac

    New York

    November 18, 2016 - December 03, 2016

  • Antonio Segui

    Antonio Segui

    Hong Kong

    January 14, 2016 - January 30, 2016

  • Antonio Segui

    Antonio Segui

    Dubai

    March 18, 2015 - April 01, 2015

  • Fernando Botero, Antonio Seguí & Federico Uribe

    Fernando Botero, Antonio Seguí & Federico Uribe

    Paris

    March 22, 2013 - April 13, 2013