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About Victor Vasarely

Considered one of the progenitors of Op Art for his optically complex and illusionistic paintings, Victor Vasarely spent the course of a long, critically acclaimed career seeking, and arguing for, an approach to art making that was deeply social. He placed primary importance on the development of an engaging, accessible visual language that could be universally understood—this language, for Vasarely, was geometric abstraction, more commonly known as Op Art. Through precise combinations of lines, geometric shapes, colors, and shading, he created eye-popping paintings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. More than pleasing tricks for the eye, Vasarely insisted, “pure form and pure color can signify the world.”

Hungarian-French, 1906-1997, Pécs, Hungary, based in Paris, France

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Victor Vasarely - Analog, Davidson, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York
2016
Eye Attack: Op Art and Kinetic Art 1950-1970, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
2016
The Illusive Eye, El Museo del Barrio, New York
2015
New realities in the 20th and 21st Century, Opera Gallery, Central Hong Kong
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Victor Vasarely - Analog, Davidson, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York
2014
Athena Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Summer Exhibition, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Eye Attack: Op Art and Kinetic Art 1950-1970, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
2016
The Illusive Eye, El Museo del Barrio, New York
2015
Constructive Colour, Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf
2015
OPTIC NERVE, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco
2015
New realities in the 20th and 21st Century, Opera Gallery, Central Hong Kong
2014
Global Exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
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