Julio Le Parc

Julio Le Parc

Julio Le Parc was born in 1928 in Argentina. He currently lives and works in Paris. During the 1950s, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, where Lucio Fontana was teaching, then moved to Paris in 1960, and founded GRAV (Groupe de Recherche d'Art Visuel). Le Parc is one of the leading exponents of kinetic and Optical art: in his work, he experiments with the fourth dimension, introducing light and movement into his work: his installations are in a state of continuous transformation. Le Parc’s works generate unpredictable patterns of light and shadow, creating an immersive aesthetic experience that encourages the viewer’s active presence.

In 1966 Le Parc received the painting prize at the Venice Biennale. In 2012 the Centro Cultural Julio Le Parc was opened in Mendoza. The Palais de Tokyo in Paris dedicated a personal exhibition to him in 2013. His work Continuel lumière Cylindre, (1962 - 2013) was shown in the exhibition "The Illusion of Light" (2014-15) at Palazzo Grassi.

Continuel Lumière Cylindre – The Illusion of Light