Yvaral

Work in the collection: Yvaral, Structure Ambigue TCG, 1970, acrylic on panel, 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 that point on he used the computer to digitally process and manipulate images. He can still be called a painter because he paints the pre-programmed results by hand.

born 1934 in Paris
1950-1953 studied graphics and advertising at the Ecole des Arts appliqu├ęs in Paris
1960 begins to work with like-minded people in the Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visual
1964 Participation in the documenta III in Kassel
1975 coined the term “numerical art”
died in Paris in 2002