Untitled. Original color silkscreen, cca. 1980. Edition of 250 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Victor Vasarely was a French painter of Hungarian origin. Influenced by Bauhaus design principles, Kandinsky’s and Malevich’s art and Constructivism, he is known as the “father” and founder of the Op art movement, which artworks create compelling illusions of spatial depth. According to his opinion it was very important for art to completely leave the figuration so it would find a “new world of geometry, full of sun and color”. He achieved illusionistic moments in his artworks, by confronting two perspective systems. By progressively gradating the tones of blue, this image offers a fascinating study of spatial representation. Focusing on the complexities of the hexagon, the Vasarely visually contracts and expands the visual plain.