Celebrated as the father of Op Art (Optical Art), the Hungarian-French artist Victor Vasarely (1906–1997) is internationally renowned for his colourful abstract patterns and playful Pop aesthetic. Stimulating the eye, his vibrant paintings, prints and sculptures produce the optical illusion of dynamic movement: they appear to pulse, shimmer and vibrate. This exhibition showcases Vasarely’s artistic production primarily from the 1960s and ’70s, at the peak of his popularity.
A large number of the paintings, sculptures, tapestries and multiples shown in this exhibition come from the Simonyi Collection in Seattle. Its generous loans provide a rare opportunity to consider the breadth of Vasarely’s art of the 1960s and ’70s. Victor Vasarely was conceived in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. On view at the Vancouver Art Gallery October 17, 2020 - April 5, 2021.