Biography

Julio Le Parc

Julio Le Parc was born in Mendoza, Agentina in 1928 and attended the School of Fine Arts in Argentina. 

A founding member of Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) and award-winning artworks, he is a significant figure in Argentinean modern art. 

Le Parc took a special interest in the avant-garde artistic movements in Argentina: Movement of Arte Concreto Invencion. In 1958, He received a grant from the French Cultural Service to go to Paris, France. 

Much of his early career was committed to painting, engraving and creating monotypes. However, in 1959 Le Parc begins his experimentation with image produced by light multiplied by layers of planes of Plexiglas. Upon arriving in Paris in 1958 he connected with Jesús Rafael Soto and Carlos Cruz-Diez who were already in Paris. There they met Victor Vasarely, Georges Vantongerloo, Morellet, and Denise René, whom they became friends with. Upon building relationships with these fellow artists and moving permanently to Paris, Le Parc began to paint what came to be known as Surfaces Sequences. These are works in which the progression of forms with slight variations create illusions of rhythmic movements when completed. A defender of human rights, he fought against dictatorship in Latin America. Le Parc has continued his use of light and kinetics.

Julio Le Parc currently lives and works in Paris, France.