Victor Vasarely Hungarian-French, 1906-1997
Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1906. He left his studies in medicine to train in academic painting at the Podolini-Volkmann Academy, later attending the Bauhaus Muhely in Budapest. In 1930 he moved to Paris to work as a commercial artist, developing his signature style of geometric art over the next thirty years.
During the 1960s and 70s, Vasarely’s distinctive abstract patterns inspired designs in architecture and fashion, as well as leading to developments in computer science. Interested in the promotion of ‘art for all’, he established the Fondation Vasarely in 1966. Located in Aix en Provence, France, the museum was constructed according to Vasarely’s designs, filled with his works and inaugurated in 1976. Considered to be the Father of Op-Art, Vasarely’s use of perceptual abstraction and impact on popular culture makes him one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Vasarely died in Paris, in 1997.
Eat, Sleep, Paint, Repeat10 Oct - 22 Dec 2022 LondonOmer Tiroche Gallery is pleased to present, Eat, Sleep, Paint, Repeat, which examines the role of repetition in the work of eleven leading modern and contemporary artists. The exhibition aims to highlight the various strands of repetition that exist in these different artists’ work throughout a period of 70 years, who worked within traditions of Geometric Abstraction, Pop Art, and Op-Art, among others.
Everything Must Go!23 May - 26 Aug 2022 LondonOmer Tiroche Gallery is pleased to present a summer group show, Everything Must Go!, featuring works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, David Hockney, Georges Mathieu, and Victor Vasarely among other...
Victor Vasarely: Pour un Manifeste8 Feb - 20 May 2016 LondonThis February, in collaboration with the Fondation Vasarely, Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art presents a survey of works by the ‘Father of Op Art’ Victor Vasarely. Coinciding with the 110th anniversary...