Julio Le Parc will be featured in his solo exhibition
at our Beijing Space in 2024.
JULIO LE PARC
b.1928, Mendoza, Argentina
Considered as a pioneering figure in association to Op Art, Julio le Parc has deviated from the traditional ‘-ism’ genres since the 1950s when his artistic career first started and is now also challenging people’s labeling of his works as Kinetic Art. Le Parc specializes in large sculptural installations and paintings, in which both genres epitomize the artist’s manipulation of rich, often primary, colors and geometric shapes to form illusionary spaces. Under the artist’s arrangement of these elements, established notions of both the mimesis quality in realism and the expressiveness in modern art genres are countered. Instead, he guides the audiences’ viewpoint across his works, elevating ‘movement’ into the construction of liminal spaces – a concept hallmark to le Parc and is continually experimented with by the artist as a critical approach against institutionalized art practices.
Le Parc’s career began as one of the leading figures of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) in the 1960s, subsequently receiving in 1966 the Grand Prize in Painting at the 33rd Biennale di Venezia, Venice. Le Parc has since produced countless celebrated artwork series, including Sphere Rogue, Modulations, Mobile, Alchimie, La Longue Marche, and more. Le Parc’s recent exhibitions include: “Julio le Parc” in Kaiser Wilhelm Museum (Germany, 2022); “Julio le Parc: Kuboa” in Tabakalera (Spain, 2020) “Julio le Parc: Colour and Colours” in Perrotin Gallery (New York, 2020); “Julio Le Parc & Osgemeos” in Fortes D’aloia & Gabriel (Brazil, 2019); “Julio le Parc: Light - Mirror” in Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong, 2019) etc.
Le Parc’s works are also collected worldwide including in Havana, Düsseldorf, Montevideo, Caracas, Asunción, Mexico City, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Santiago de Chile, and Porto Alegre.