Walter Leblanc
Belgian, 1932-1986
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Walter Leblanc. Sensorial Geometries. Curated by Francesca Pola,
Cortesi Gallery
DIALOGUE WITH LIGHT Walter Leblanc – Jef Verheyen,
Musée d'Ixelles
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950,
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires

Closely associated with the Zero Group in Düsseldorf, Walter LeBlanc is best known for his Kinetic and Op Art pieces that incorporate light and other non-traditional materials. In 1959, investigating strategies for painting without pigment, LeBlanc introduced torsion to his work—he tightened and twisted cotton threads, and eventually plastic ribbons, over traditional supports to create ray-like patterns and simple geometric shapes. LeBlanc was primarily interested in motion, both the illusion of movement produced by Op Art and the physical movement of Kinetic Art.

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