Jean-Pierre Vasarely (Yvaral)

TypeMale
Artist
Associated person(s) Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV)
Horacio Garcia-Rossi
Julio Le Parc
François Morellet
Francisco Sobrino
Joël Stein
URLsWikipedia (de)
Wikipedia (en)
Document Exhibition catalog: The responsive eye, 1965, MoMA (en)
Document Pages: GRUPPI STRANIERI - GRAV, Yvaral / Di Jean-Pierre Vasarely (it)


Awards
Award1971Golden MedalNew Delhi TriennaleNew Delhi (IN)
Award1971Golden MedalAlexandria TriennaleAlexandria (EG)
Award1963Gold Medal5th San Marino BiennaleSan Marino (SM)with Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV)


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2007OP ARTSchirn Kunsthalle FrankfurtFrankfurt am Main (DE)
Group exhibition2007Optic Nerve - Perceptual Art of the 1960sColumbus Museum of ArtOhio (US)
Solo exhibition1994Musée des Beaux ArtsCharleroi, Brussels (BE)
Solo exhibition1993Mitsukoshi MuseumTokyo (JP)
Solo exhibition1985Yvaral. Mona Lisa synthétisé.Pavillion des Arts, Les Musées de la Ville de ParisParis (FR)
Group exhibition1966GRAV 1960-66Indica GalleryLondon (GB)
Group exhibition1966Kunst Licht KunstStedelijk Van AbbemuseumEindhoven (NL)
Group exhibition1965 - 1966Licht und BewegungKunsthalleBernBern (CH)
Group exhibition1965The Responsive EyeMoMANew York (US)
Group exhibition1964documenta IIIdocumentaKassel (DE)
Group exhibition1962Instabilité, (Labyrinthe 3)Musée des Beaux ArtsParis (FR)
Group exhibition1961Le MouvementStedelijk MuseumAmsterdam (NL)


Artworks in Collections
Museum of Modern Art - MoMANew York (US)Acceleration 19, Series B (1962)


Publications
Catalogue1964M. DuMont Schaubergdocumenta III - Malerei SkulpturKassel / Cologne (DE) Band 1: Malerei Skulptur
Catalogue2005Edition Temmendocumenta III 1964 – Internationale Ausstellung – Eine fotografische Rekonstruktion (Schriftenreihe des documenta-Archives)Harald Kimpel, Karin Stengel978-3861085287Bremen (DE) Documenta ArchivBand 12 von Schriftenreihe des Documenta Archivs332


2002
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Died

Paris, France

2002
1975
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Research and teaching

He coined the term "numerical art" to describe the work carried out according to a mathematical program. From here on, he used electronic computers to process the pictures, even though they were always painted.

1975
1972
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Exhibitions

Fankfurt am Main, Germany
Frankfurt headquarters of the Bundesbank - room installation with his father Victor Vasarely
LINK

1972
1969
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Exhibitions

Paris, France
Solo exhibition at the Galerie Denise René

1969
1967
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Exhibitions

Montreal, Canada
Architectural projects in collaboration with Victor Vasarely for the French pavilion at the Montreal Expo

1967
1960
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Projects

Paris, France
Founding of the group GRAV (with Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino, Joel Stein and Horacio Garcia-Rossi)

1960
1950 - 1953
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Education

Paris, France
Studies (graphic and advertising arts) at the École des Arts Appliqués

1950 - 1953
1934
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Born

Paris, France
Son of Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)

1934

Yvaral is closely associated wih the kinetic art movement. Together with Le Parc, Morellet and others he co-founded the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) in Paris in 1960, which was one of the major protagonists of this movement. Yvaral made his first kinetic works in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s he experimented with new materials such as Perspex and vinyl threads and tubing, creating striking back and white reliefs and cubes, such as Instabilte. Later on, Yvaral turned to geometrical abstract art and created large series of paintings entitled Cubic Structures, Pyramidal Structures, Ambiguous Structures and Crystallisation Structures.

In the mid 1970s, Yvaral learnt to use computers to achieve a subtle, almost mathematical programming of the pictorial surface. He created computer-aided paintings based on digital analysis where the image is broken up into measurable elements. This lead to his series of portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Salvador Dali and Mona Lisa. Yvaral did not intend to pay homage to any of these figures, but chose them because they were instantly recognisable to the collective public conscious.

http://www.robertsandelson.com/artists/Yvaral/Index.htm (29.01.2021)

 

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Instabilité photo Instabilité 1963 Jean-Pierre Vasarely 
Plan espace photo Plan espace 1967 Jean-Pierre Vasarely