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Omar Carreno

 (born 1927)
Omar Carreno is active/lives in Venezuela, France.  Omar Carreno is known for geometric abstract painting, murals and kinetic sculpture.

Biography   Omar Carreno


Omar Carreño was born in Porlamar, Venezuela and studied both in Venezuela, at the Escuela de artes Plásticas y Aplicadas, and in Europe, in Paris, Rome and Venice.

While in Paris, Carreño joined Los Disidentes, a group of Venezuelan artists residing in Paris who rejected the traditional artistic education received in their home country. Thus Carreño became interested in the abstractionist tendencies of the time. In 1951 he began to create transformable and manipulable pieces which he called "polípticos". In May of 1952 he had a solo show at the Galerie Arnaud in Paris in which he exhibited these works.

After his return to Venezuela in the mid-50s, he completed interior and exterior murals in the Facultad de Odontología (Den   ...  Displaying 750 of 1288 characters.

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