Cristian MacEntyre

Cristian Roy María Mac Entyre was born on July 3, 1967 in the neighborhood of Barracas,  Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a colour-blind visual artist, who stands out in the areas of geometric, optical and kinetic art.


He is the son of the visual artist Eduardo Mac Entyre (co-founder of Generative Art) and María Carmen Apicella, a mother who is passionate about music. He pursued a career in Graphic Design at University of Buenos Aires, while he started gathering some experience at his father workshop and taking nude art classes with live-posing models at the National Academy of Fine Arts.


He took a keen interest in music at an early age, his knowledge of the guitar and the cello would make a clear impact on his work. Thus, visual arts and music would shape his main areas of interest. Humanities and philosophy have also become increasingly important during his training.


At the beginning of his career, he ventured into classic art and, in 1997 he depicted a series of tango dancers with a geometric and futuristic mark until approaching constructivism. In that year, he got chosen (together with 49 other painters from among 1280 candidates) for the first international contest called "TANGO", a mega exhibition held in the National Halls of the Palais de Glace.


In 2010, at the initiative of the founder and director of the Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art of La Plata, the artist César López Osornio, the exhibition "The continuity of the line" was carried out. It brought together the work of Cristian Mac Entyre and Eduardo Mac Entyre. With a prologue by art critic Rafael Squirru, it was exhibited in the four rooms of the museum and then moved to Arroyo gallery.


In his kinetic works and optical art, he pours his preference for psychology so as to capture the game between appearance and reality, the manifest and the latent. He incorporates the mirror, explores among the multiple possibilities of meaning and reminds us that: the object is presented one more time on the surface of the crystal by the image that the reflection returns.


Throughout his career, his work was well received by art critics Rafael Squirru and César Magrini.