Dec. 5 - 8, 2024
The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show
Sammer Gallery

Julio Le Parc

Bio

Julio Le Parc (Mendoza - Argentina, 1928), participates in the student protests of Fine Arts where they demand the updating of teaching methods in art, closer to the avant-garde and abstractionism. At the age of thirty he receives a scholarship sponsored by the French government, where he forges his career, there he begins to draw his experimental and mathematical works, grids that repair and play with dimension and movement.
During these years, in the company of his friend Francisco Sobrino, he created his first light boxes and mobile constructions. Le Parc created installations in the 60's with distortions that are typical of the conjunction of mirrors, reflections and light in the interior of building spaces with the aim of altering perception to the limit of questioning reality and the factor of creating 'other worlds'. The inclusion of motors in the work was gradual, the objective is the presence, the participatory dimension is the body.
He belongs to the GRAV (Groupe de Recherche D'Art Visuel. Visual Arts Research Group. 1960-1968), with the participation of Argentine and French artists.

Statement

The key influence in Le Parc's work comes from the constructivists and the possibility of making from the geometric, physics and the problems in relation to the form. To then raise the key question about kinetic art, What is the place of the viewer? Dialogue is the place of the work, having an interactive rather than contemplative purpose. It is the spectator who creates the place where the work is, it is his or her gaze that completes the proposal, art as a space of doubt, a material union of the activity of thought and ideas. Using simple resources such as light, form, movement and color.

Julio Le Parc
Title: Modulation 246
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year: 1979
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm
Wall reference
2.5 x 4m / 98.4 x 157 in

Other works of Sammer Gallery

Other galleries

OdA art gallery
REMOTA art gallery
+GALLERyLABS
Salar Galería de Arte
Galería de Arte A Ciegas
Aina Nowack /AAC Galería de Arte
Modulation 246