In Paris, Julio le Parc helped found the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, (GRAV), a collective of Op and Kinetic artists who worked to revitalise the viewer’s experience of art. Le Parc’s experiments with light, movement and illusion led him to create works such as ‘Continuel-mobil Argent’, designed to produce murals of constantly-shifting reflections and shadows. For le Parc a destabilizing and disorienting art could serve the revolutionary purpose of rendering society less apathetic and more open to change.
|98.9 x 99.5 x 8.5 cm
|IMMA Collection: Gordon Lambert Trust, 1992
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Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc settled in Paris in 1958 where he became part of an influential and innovative group that included Victor Vasarely. Prominently associated with the Op and Kinetic Art movements, Le Parc developed a rational and scientific approach to art that denied subjectivity and self-expression. He was awarded the painting prize at the Venice Biennale in 1966. Le Parc's work was much admired by Gordon Lambert who donated several of his works to IMMA.View Artist