Untitled. 1977. Silkscreen
Victor Vasarely was a Hungarian-French artist, known for his contributions to Op Art. His peers include Brigit Riley and Yaacov Agam. Vasarely created a number of sculptures, paintings and prints that used optical illusions.
His works were often used bold, geometric patterns to create “vibrating texture surfaces.” While his surfaces were flat and static they appeared to move because of the color relationships or contrasts. Due to the graphic nature of Vasarely’s work, he produced a number of bold screenprints. The prints are extremely colorful and bright.
Radau 1986. Silkscreen
Kinetic Composition, sphere and cube, gray, orange and black. 1975. Silkscreen
Untitled, abstract monoprint. 1951
By 1970, Vasarely opened a museum to house hundreds of his works. The museum eventually closed but a few years later the Foundation Vasarely opened in Aix en Provence. Another museum opened in Vasarely’s hometown, Pécs, in Hungary. Vasarely lived and worked in Paris until his death in 1997.