Antonio Máro was born in 1928 in Catacaos, northern Peru. He has been painting since his early childhood. His mythical sources lie in his homeland – the pre-Columbian heritage of Perú forms the spiritual origin of his work. His first teacher was the well-known artist Ricardo Grau, a native of Belgium, who spent his entire study period at the Académie des Beaux Arts Academy in Brussels, and from there he was appointed as director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lima.
In the course of his medical studies, Máro came to Germany, where he met Willi Baumeister. In Baumeister Máro found the right master as a guide for his artistic future, in which abstraction and figurative elements combine. Máro has been working with metal paints since the early sixties. In order to realize his artistic intentions, he developed a unique technique, the “Contraplano technique”, and created his distinctive manuscript, which secured him international recognition. This technique brought him to monumental sculptures: perceptual spaces that extend beyond the actual format of the image.