Postcard of the Osvaldo Mariscotti artwork Untitled 23C from 1999.
The Pseudo-figurative period (1996-2000) is characterized by vibrant paintings that resemble works from the Red Period; however, incorporating ideas from the later Geometric Period. The canvas is completely covered by color, with darker shapes, usually in black or blue, spread uniformly across the work. We observe the first efforts at dividing the canvas in clearly demarcated sections, something that will become a personal symbol for the artist in later periods. The artist introduces for the first time the concept of "change" and "progression", establishing milestones for later work.