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Julio Le Parc

Argentinian, b. 1928

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Julio Le Parc

Argentinian, b. 1928

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Celebrated for what he calls “disturbances in the artistic system,” Julio Le Parc is among the progenitors of the Op Art, or Kinetic Art, movement, who posits a utopian vision for art and society through his perceptually illusory paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations. As co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group) (1960-68), he worked to break down the boundaries between art and the viewer. In his words: “I have tried […] to elicit a different type of behavior from the viewer […] to seek, together with the public, various means of fighting off passivity, dependency or ideological conditioning, by developing reflective, comparative, analytical, creative or active capacities.” Parc accomplishes this through color, line, light, shadow, and movement, composed to make still forms seem to move, solid structures seem to dematerialize, and light itself seem plastic.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$507k, Christie's, 2010
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Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Celebrated for what he calls “disturbances in the artistic system,” Julio Le Parc is among the progenitors of the Op Art, or Kinetic Art, movement, who posits a utopian vision for art and society through his perceptually illusory paintings, sculptures, and immersive installations. As co-founder of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (Visual Art Research Group) (1960-68), he worked to break down the boundaries between art and the viewer. In his words: “I have tried […] to elicit a different type of behavior from the viewer […] to seek, together with the public, various means of fighting off passivity, dependency or ideological conditioning, by developing reflective, comparative, analytical, creative or active capacities.” Parc accomplishes this through color, line, light, shadow, and movement, composed to make still forms seem to move, solid structures seem to dematerialize, and light itself seem plastic.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$507k, Christie's, 2010
User
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Julio Le Parc
Articles Featuring Julio Le Parc
15 Latin American Artists Who Made Geometric Abstraction What It Is Today
Jul 14th, 2015
15 Latin American Artists Who Made Geometric Abstraction What It Is Today
The Long Reign of Julio Le Parc and the Comeback of Op Art at Art Basel
Jun 9th, 2014
The Long Reign of Julio Le Parc and the Comeback of Op Art at Art Basel
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