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Yvaral

Werk in der Sammlung: Yvaral, Structure Ambigue T-C-G, 1970, acrylic on wood, 49,8 x 74 cm

Yvaral, born Jean-Pierre Vasarely, was a French painter, computer artist and kineticist and representative of Op-Art. Yvaral is the son of Viktor Vasarely and was one of the co-founders of the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV) in 1960. In 1975, the artist coined the term “numerical art” to show that his art was developed or programmed according to numerical rules or algorithms. From this time on, he used the computer for the digital processing and alteration of images. He can nevertheless be described as a painter, since he paints the pre-programmed results by hand.

born 1934 in Paris
1950-1953 studies graphics and advertising at the Ecole des Arts appliqués in Paris
1960 starts working with like-minded people in the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel
1964 Participation in the documenta III in Kassel
1975 coins the concept of “numerical art“
died 2002 in Paris

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