Victor Vasarely: Optical PerspectivesSeptember 10, 2011 – April 15, 2012 "Victor Vasarely: Optical Perspectives" opened at Eagle Gallery of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts on September 10, 2011. A selection of 44 prints from the Gerard L. Cafesjian Collection represents various periods of Vasarely's legacy.
A prominent figure of 20th century art Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary in 1906. Having studied art at the Podolini-Volkmann private academy and then at “Műhely” Academy in Budapest, Vasarely moves to Paris in 1930. Exploring the optical effects and interaction of color and form, Vasarely develops his own style of geometric abstraction, founding a new artistic movement. In 1965, after the “Responsive Eye” exhibition at the New York Museum of Modern Art, Vasarely was recognized the forefather of Op-Art.
Defining the principle of unity of color and form, Vasarely creates the plastic alphabet, the units of which, through reconfigurations and permutations generate endless creative combinations. By developing the plastic alphabet into the universal language of art Victor Vasarely aspires to make art accessible to all, to contribute to the harmonious development of art and society.