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Enrique Testasecca (Mendoza, Argentina 17/01/1974 - 00/00/0000)


About

Enrique Testasecca was born in Mendoza (Argentina) in 1974.
In his early years, he studied architecture at University of Mendoza, graduating in 1994. Two years later, his passion for art became stronger when he decided to change his career path. Therefore, he attended the Art & Design Faculty at National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo) from 1996 to 1999.
At that moment, Enrique was working as the Heritage’s Manager at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes “Emiliano Guiñazú” (Casa de Fader), which is the major art museum in Mendoza. During that time, he learnt how to be an art restorer, as he started to develop his creative art work.
By the year 2000, he moved to Buenos Aires and began to work at Foundation Elia-Mario Alberto Robirosa, a remarkable art gallery in Argentina´s capital city, known all over Latin America. It was there where Enrique, by participating in some of the many art fairs that took place both, in Buenos Aires and other cities of South America, gained expertise as a gallerist.
After 4 years, he returned to Mendoza and re-launched his projects as an artist.
He was part of the team that worked in the complete restoration of the murals of Fernando Fader, one of the major artists in Argentina. It took over 2 years to have the job done. It was key to his career being part of Kilka (Espacio Salentein), the new venue for Art exhibitions in Uco Valley, Mendoza.
Currently and since 2006, Enrique has been working as a Curator and Mounting’s Chief at Museo del Área Fundacional of Mendoza’s City Hall.
By the end of 2014, Testasecca joined Wynwood 28, a US art gallery that is representing him in some international markets. A few months ago, he exhibited his art series named “Payunia & Estepa”, in Manhattan. It was his first activity as a Wynwood 28’s international artist.
The critic Alfredo Cernadas, from the Buenos Aires Herald, said about his art work: “Although Testasecca uses quite an almost monochromatic palette, he is an outstanding colourist. The way he uses his hues, whether blending or contrasting them into vivid ensembles, is remarkable. He is also a magician who lures the viewer into the pictures, making him/her want to investigate the veiled mysteries that each intriguing scene seems to offer. Argentina has a good share of great landscape painters. This artist undoubtedly is one of them, and one of the most original ones too. If you visit this show, a must if you like beauty, remember to read the poems. They alone are already a reason to be there”.

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