Julio Le Parc (b. 1928) took night classes at the School of Fine Arts in the 1940s, while working by day, later becoming involved in Argentina’s avant-garde artistic movements: Arte Concreto-Invención and Spazialismo, inspired by Lucio Fontana, one of his professors at the fine arts school.
Julio Le Parc (b. 1928) took night classes at the School of Fine Arts in the 1940s, while working by day, later becoming involved in Argentina’s avant-garde artistic movements: Arte Concreto-Invención and Spazialismo, inspired by Lucio Fontana, one of his professors at the fine arts school. In 1958 Le Parc entered a contest organized by the French Cultural Services and obtained a fellowship. He moves to Paris where he created GRAV (Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel, or Visual Art Research Group), where he continued to experiment with the use of light.
Significant solo exhibitions include Julio Le Parc 1959 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2018); the first major solo exhibition of Le Parc’s work in the United Kingdom at the Serpentine Galleries in London (2014) and Le Parc’s first solo exhibition at the Howard Wise Gallery, New York (1966). Major retrospectives include Form into Action, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2016); Dusseldorf Kunsthalle (1971) and Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas (1981).
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