Antonio Seguí was born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1934. In 1963, he moved to Paris, France, where he still lives and works to this day. He is best known for his satirical works that tell the political upheavals of his native country: banal scenes, sometimes absurd that hold some irony. His initial practice was an expressionist figuration influenced by artists George Grosz or Otto Dix. In this work, the artist is staging the story of a man - Monsieur Gustave - looking for his place in the world, a figure that can be found in many of his paintings.
Seguí’s painting is rich in tonal contrasts, a constant interplay between elaborate backgrounds and the multicolored characters that traverse a painting’s surface, each in a world of their own. The singularity of Segui’s work is his capacity to give a cast of thousands the hope of a certain individuality.