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«Julio Le Parc is among the progenitors of the Op Art, or Kinetic Art»

Julio Le Parc is an Argentinian artist best known for his pioneering works of Kinetic Art. Depicting labyrinthine spaces using optical illusions and mirrored surfaces, many of his paintings predate the Op Art movement. In his seminal work Lumière en Vibration (1968), Le Parc projected light through plexiglass sheets in regulated intervals, creating a prism-like space in which light rhythmically pulses.  “I wanted to leave aside sentimentality to allow accessibility to people who had no history, to involve them,” he once reflected. “I was attacking the static nature of artworks. More importantly, I was attacking the idea of the extraordinary artist.” Born on September 23, 1928 in Mendoza, Argentina, he attended the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires before moving to Paris in 1958. Le Parc along with Yvaral reacted to the expressive approach of Tachisme and CoBra artists like Karel Appel and Jean Dubuffet, by creating a controlled sensorial experience for the viewer. In 1966, Le Parc r…

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