- Héctor Cristian López
Born in Rosario in October 1930. He studied architecture and painting. He joined the Refugio y Taller, fine arts group from Rosario. During his first production period his work undergoes changes that lead him to try from non-figurative painting to figurative and back. He was the first to do concrete painting in Rosario, with great audacity in daring to present for the first time a concrete painting in this city. In1957 he brings the vanguard of the Concrete Art into Rosario. Since then, his work appears as a constant "pursuit of forms", which serves him as base to go through a relentless formal trajectory stripped of all prejudice, putting aside stereotypes and pointing to a consistent and renewed search of his imaginary.
He was Professor of Painting at the Provincial School of Visual Arts in Rosario, and Assistant Professor of Implementation and color specialist at the School of Architecture at the UNR. He was also Secretary of the Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Rosa Galisteo Santa Fe, and Director of the MMBAJBC. Since 1954, he participated in over one hundred collective exhibitions in galleries and museums in Argentina, America and Europe. Since 1958, he did more than fifty solo exhibitions of drawings and paintings. Among them are: MMBAJBC, 1958; Visual Arts Museum Sister Josefa Díaz Clusellas de Santa Fe (1958 and 1961); Museum of Fine Arts, Peter E. Martinez de Paraná (Entre Ríos, 1961); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago de Chile (1969); of drawings and paintings in 1970, in 1990 in the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo; retrospective at the Museo Sivori (Buenos Aires, 1981), and retrospective at the MMBAJBC (Rosario, 1981). He has also exhibited in private galleries of Rosario, Buenos Aires and other cities.
Awards: First Prize for Drawing, Friends of the Art Hall (Rosario, 1961), Purchase Award "Martin Rodriguez Galisteo”, XLV annual Salon of the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe (Santa Fe, 1968), Scholarship Annual Award of the Province, X Hall of Fellows of the Directorate of Cultural de Santa Fe (1968, Purchase Award of Rosario Municipal Bank, First Exhibition of Award Winners in the Halls of Modern Art, Friends of Art of Rosario (1972) and Award Dr. Carlos Corbella, awarded by the Foundation Hector I. Astengo, for his valuable contribution to the culture of the city of Rosario (1994).
He lectured, and was a judged in several occasions. He is represented in museums and private collections in Argentina, Spain, France, Uruguay, Chile and USA. He lives and works in Rosario.