Omar Rayo

When talking about geometric and optical art in Latin America in the second half of the 20th century, it is inevitable to cite the proposal by Omar Rayo, a proposal that was built over seven decades from the 40s until his death in 2010. We can confirm as in the Tribute organized by the National Museum of Colombia in 2015 where the museum paid tribute to his work with a retrospective exhibition. As well as with the exhibition “The Illusive Eye” that took place in 2016 at the Museo del New York. In 2013 the book Geometric Abstraction in Latin America published by the Art-Nexus Magazine came out and in it five pages were dedicated to analyzing the artist’s legacy. To name three recent examples of the interest in his unique work that continues to exist. He founded in 1981 the Rayo museum that bears his name and where the largest number of his works are kept from all the periods that have been permanently studied and classified.

Omar Rayo - Semilla de Sol - Galería Duque Arango

Semilla de Sol

Technique:Acrylic on Canvas
Date: 2002
Size cm: 66 x 66 cm

Omar Rayo - Mannaka - Galería Duque Arango


Technique: Acrylic con canvas
Date: 1981
Size cm: 101.6 x 101.6 cm

Omar Rayo - Kiroi - Galería Duque Arango


Technique: Acrylic con canvas
Date: 1990
Size cm: 101.6 x 101.6 cm

Omar Rayo - Siris - Galería Duque Arango


Technique: Acrylic con canvas
Date: 1982
Size cm: 101.6 x 101.6 cm