A pioneer of abstraction in Argentina, Prati was the only woman to play a leading role in the 1944 launch of the legendary avant-garde magazine Arturo. This painting studies the properties of the circle by deconstructing it. Opting for a freehand drawing method, Prati rejected the exactitude of her peers’ geometric abstraction. She instead created lines that appear to quiver as they become entangled with one another.
Gallery label from Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction—The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift, October 21, 2019–March 14, 2020