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With a great economy of means, the
artist explores the notions of movement
and instability. He relies on the reflection
of neighboring images and of light
in movement on small forms made of
Plexiglas or of metal, connected with
threads. Through his immersive practice
and by eliminating reference points, he
alters our perception of space and our
relation to it.

• Julio Le Parc, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, February-May 2013
• Inauguration, Espacio Cultural Julio Le Parc, Mendoza, 2012

• Julio Le Parc, monograph, by Pierre Arnaud,
Skira Flammarion, 2013, p. 123

About Julio Le Parc

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.

Argentinian, b. 1928, Mendoza, Argentina, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Julio Le Parc: Form into Action, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami
Julio Le Parc, Galerie Perrotin, New York
julio le parc | 1959 - 1970, Galeria Nara Roesler, New York