Rogelio Polesello (1939-2014) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Painter and sculptor, presented his first individual exhibition in 1959 at the Peuser gallery where it was expressed his admiration for Victor Vasarely. Shortly after his geometry obtained references of the New Abstraction with resources of the optical artists, such as the offset of geometric shapes, producing a strong effect of instability. He worked with painting, printmaking and acrylic objects capable of generating optical effects that break the image. He made numerous indivudual exhibitions, including highlights of the Pan American Union in Washington in 1961, Museum of Fine Arts in Caracas in 1966 and 1968, Center of the Torcuato Di Tella Institute Visual Arts in 1969, Bogotá Museum of Modern Art and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires in 2000, among others. He also made interdisciplinary works related to architecture, the intervention of public spaces, advertising, environmental and textile design. He won the First Proce Georges Braque, the Grand Prix of Honor of the National Hall of Arts and the First Salon ESSO Award, among other distinctions. In 2015 the Museum of Latin American Art in Buenos Aires (MALBA) made a retrospective exhibition of his works.
His work is included in public and private collections including the Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA), the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art (MAMBA) and Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA), Argentina; the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA), the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, the Blanton Museum of Austin and Lowe Art Museum in Miami, USA; the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art and the Art Collection of the Bank of the Republic of Bogotá, Colombia and the Museum of Fine Art Caracas, Venezuela, among many others.