François Morellet

° 1926

Born in Cholet (France), lives in Cholet (France).

François Morellet (1926, France, lives in Paris) has chosen to follow a formal ‘objective grammar’ for his paintings, installations, and architectural interventions, basing them on principles and systems established in advance of the execution rather than on a moment of subjective creativity. Morellet joined the French Groupe de recherche d’art visuel (‘Visual Art Research Group’) in 1960. His systemic approach, based on optical effect, has yielded visually attractive and challenging artworks. Viewers are intended to generate their own interpretations, although Morellet was well aware of the discrepancy between intention and interpretation. Many of his works are designed for public spaces.

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