Victor Vasarely

1908 - 1997

Born in Pécs (Hungary), born in Moscow (RU), based in Moscow (RU).

Victor Vasarely (1908–1997, Hungary/France) moves to Paris in 1930 to work as a graphic designer and begins painting abstract geometric works after the war, at first inspired by textures in nature. He is considered the founding father of Op Art, a movement in art based on optically constructed patterns and illusions and the sometimes disruptive effect they have on our senses. In the 1950s his work is black-and-white; the gradual incorporation of colour takes place in the 1960s. Vasarely’s geometrically based work helped formulates an ‘international grammar’ for perceiving the Concrete. He executes many public art projects in various countries.

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