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Exhibition October 17, 2020 − April 5

Exhibition of works by Victor Vasarely

The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts exhibition of works by Victor Vasarely (1906-1997).

The exposition consisted of numerous paintings, sculptures, tapestries and video works of the "father" of op-art (optical art) Victor Vasarely from the collections of Simonyi (Seattle), the Pompidou Center and the National Museum of Modern Art (Paris).

Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely (1906–1997) is internationally renowned for his colorful abstract patterns and playful pop aesthetics. His vibrant paintings, engravings and sculptures that stimulate the eye create the optical illusion of dynamic movement: they appear to pulsate, shimmer and vibrate. This exhibition showcases Vasarely's work mainly from the 1960s and 1970s, at the height of his popularity.

The utopian nature of Vasarely's vision can be found in his desire to take art outside the gallery and make it available to people in their homes as well as in the public domain. His abstract language, combining works of art and commercially printed animators, is used not only in his paintings, sculptures and architectural designs, but also in prints, posters, tableware and textiles.

Based on site materials Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada.