Julio Le Parc
Cercles Fractionnés (tapis)
BravinLee Editions, in collaboration with Perrotin Gallery, is pleased to announce the release of its most recent rug edition, Cercles fractionnés (tapis) by Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc. A public launch and reception will be held at Perrotin Bookstore, 130 Orchard Street, New York, on Thursday, June 20, from 6-8pm.
At a young age Le Parc studied under Lucio Fontana, who instilled in him the idea that color, light, and movement can alone be the materials for art-making. Soon after, the artist moved from Mendoza, Argentina to Paris, France in 1958. It was there that he became associated with a group of artists working in styles that would eventually become known as Op Art and Kinetic Art. In Paris, Le Parc became influenced by the work of artist Victor Vasarely, the writings of Piet Mondrian, and the formal traditions of Constructivism. He began making geometric abstractions based on predetermined parameters that explore the relationship between color, form, and the viewer’s perception—themes that continue in his work today.
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Small, Zachary, Hyperallergic, Julio Le Parc’s Brilliant Op-Art beginnings
Cotter, Holland, New York Times, At 90, This Artist is Still Opening Doors Of Perception
Ang, Kristiano, Architectural Digest, Discovering The Spellbinding Work Of Julio Le Parc in New York and Miami