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Yvaral Jean- Pierre Vasarely was the son of Victor Vasarely. Jean- Pierre Vasarely was born in Paris, France in the year 1934. Jean- Pierre was renown for his Op Art and kinetic sculptures. The artist was a painter, printmaker, and sculptor.

Jean- Pierre Vasarely attended the École des Arts Appliqués located in Paris, France.

The artist was a founding member of the GRAV group. The Groupe de Recherche des Art Visual focused on using experimental and cutting edge technology and materials in creating their artwork.

In this clip we view an installation for a show that took place in the early 1980s. His work featuring Mona Lisa is shown:

Jean- Pierre created abstract art with a focus on basic geometric shapes.

Yvaral Jean- Pierre Vasarely passed away in 2002.

Price range information: The artist worked in acrylics, oils, and enamels. Works range from $5,000 to $60,000.

I have been having fun comparing the design styles of this father and son duo. Both artists focus on using the square shape. The son’s idea to use geometric shapes to depict the face reminds me of Chuck Close. His portrait works also remind me of some of the works of kinetic Op Artist Carlos Cruz Diez.

What a great family of artists! Would have loved to visit either of their studios!

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