Gyula Kosice

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Gyula Kosice (born Ferdinand Fallik; 26 April 1924, Košice – 25 May 2016, Buenos Aires) was a Czechoslovakian-born Argentine sculptor, plastic artist, and poet. He was one of the most important figures in kinetic and luminal art and luminance vanguard.

He was born into an ethnic Hungarian family, and moved to Buenos Aires as a child and lived with his uncle. He pioneered the use of new materials in works of art. He was one of the precursors of concrete and non-figurative art in Latin America. He used, for the first time in international art scene, water and neon gas as part of an artwork. Light and movement were also present in his works. He wanted his art to spark interactions with the audience, and many of his works were designed to be touched and manipulated by spectators. He was also a poet, with 15 collections of poetry and essays to his name.

He created monumental sculptures, hydrospatial walks, hydrowalls, etc. He made more than 40 personal and 500 collective exhibitions all over the world.