Untitled. Original color silkscreen, cca. 1980. Edition of 200 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. In this picture we can see a three-dimensional circular form emerging from a flat surface which is created by distortions of the smaller blue circles and spaces between them.