Caio Fonseca was born in New York but his father was the Uruguayan sculptor Gonzalo Fonseca. Encouraged by his father to following his creative footsteps and by his large artistic family, Fonseca travelled widely across Europe including Spain, Paris and Italy. In Barcelona he studied under his father’s former tutor Augusto Torres. 


His work consists of abstract canvases filled with tonal harmonies and compositions originating in his fervent love for classical music. Many of his works subvert the ground-form relationship using a method of over painting to create texture and depth in the sweeping curves that cut across the canvas.


Fonseca’s work features in many public collections including The Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.