Maria Lagrange’s work is essentially a work of investigation, including a material part, a theoretical part and an action of transmission and public transformation soliciting the intervention of the society and a debate on its proposals.
Maria Lagrange has been trained from an early age in the environment of fine arts in Argentina. Her work positions itself in the methodological framework built by her masters, who defined the art of the “Rio de la Plata”.Here are some of those famous reference groups: Torres García’s work group, Madí’s group, the Ultraísmo, the Specialist Movement and Lucio Fontana’s White Manifesto, the New Figuration, etc.She refers to groups of artists who contributed to develop the local thought of fine arts. They focused on the concept of modernisation as a synonym for an evolution of the collective spirit and of the metaphysical values of art. They highlighted the social function of the artist as an ideologist and an observer of the alternative evolutions where the artists build together a collective voice. This voice interprets and develops the legitimate claims emerging from the popular reality, both social and metaphysical.