Victor VASARELY

" The synthesis of the plastic arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, town planning) is a fait accompli ... Painting and sculpture are becoming anachronistic terms, it is more correct to speak of a bi-, tri-, and multidimensional plastic. "

 

Vasarely, the father of Op Art, has something cellular about it. His works are cerebral and owe nothing to chance. This system is based on a grid that establishes modular relationships between shapes and colors. Vasarely's geometric patterns inevitably affect our visual perception. Through these successions of shapes, it is a feeling of intense energy that emerges on these two-dimensional surfaces. For Vasarely, geometry is an internal component of nature itself, and this is how he engages in kinetic research, creating an illusion of movement with forms expressing it. Lines that vibrate, in black and white or in color, the Renault logo, large wall compositions in the hall of Montparnasse station in Paris or even posters, book covers, everyone has in their heads one of the motifs of this very popular artist in the 1960s or 1970s.