Julio Le Parc - First Modulations - 2018
Size: 68 x 68 cm each
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered
Price: € 3,000 each
These limited edition Julio Le Parc prints are available at New Art Editions
Julio Le Parc was awarded the International Grand Prize for Painting at the 33rd Venice Biennale in 1966. A defender of human rights, he fought against dictatorship in Latin America through numerous collective anti-fascist projects. A co-founder in 1960 in Paris of the influential collective, Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) along with Horacio Garcia Rossi, Francisco Sobrino, François Morellet, Joël Stein and Jean-Pierre Vasarely (Yvaral), Le Parc is a major figure of historical importance within Kinetic and Contemporary Art.
Le Parc’s early paintings were influenced by the Constructivist Movement of Arte Concreto Invención, as well as artists such as Piet Mondrian and Victor Vasarely. However, since 1959, Le Parc has continued on his own independent path applying rigorous organizing principles to his paintings whether exploring the use of 14 scales of colors, or white, grey and black in varying yet precise endless combinations. From 1960 onwards, Le Parc has produced simultaneously paintings that are founded on rigorous systems of organization of surface, and correlation of forms, as well as vibratory reliefs and immersive installations.
He has long been concerned with what art could do to consider the participation of the public, and his research into perceptual instability as a pioneer of Kinetic and Op Art led to important works involving light and movement. Le Parc was particularly interested in opening up new relations between the art object and viewer whereby the visitor is no longer a passive, dependent observer, but the active participant within a dynamic experience.