Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alfredo Prior is a painter, writer, performer and musician. He lives and works in Buenos Aires where he had his first solo exhibition at the age of 18.
The presence of bears, rabbits, elephants, dogs and other fable animals is pointed out, once and again, among the persisting elements in Priors painting, with his Informal Art adscription, meaning that style is yet to be invented. He often says that the only subject in his work is painting itself.
Very early in his life, Prior bet on romantic and hallucinogen painting. Whilst Romero Brest one of Buenos Aires most influential persons in visual arts during the sixties and seventies - had declared the death of painting, Prior devoted eight years to work in exacerbating the pictorial materials of his works to the point of conquering another literature. Prior needed to spread out what modernists wished to eradicate: the fable, the tale. For him, abstraction and figurative art were a two-sided coin.
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