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Victor Vasarely

(Pécs, Hungary,  1906 - Paris, France,1997)

Victor Vasarely is considered one of the most prominent developers of Op Art. He created a distinct aesthetic current around optical and perceptual problems. From his days as a graphic commercial designer in Paris in the 1930s and 1940s, until his last decades promoting a new visual language for art and architectural design, Vasarely evolved as a unique artist whose virtuosity and  technical precision was accompanied by a scientific consciousness about geometry and perception.

The artist is internationally known for his reticular sculptures and paintings from the 1960s onwards, which play with spectators’ positions to provoke illusory effects of depth and movement. These works directly relate to a modern concern for the relationships between reality and perception.