Victor Vasarely, Kettes, 1984

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Artist Victor Vasarely
Title Kettes, 1984
Medium Hand Painted Acrylic on Wood Sculpture
Signature Hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in ink in the lower right of the sculpture.
Condition This work is in very good condition with bright, fresh colors.
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Considered the king of contemporary optical abstraction, Victor Vasarely (Pécs,1906 - Paris, 1997) is renowned for his ability to manipulate color, light, and geometry. This hand painted acrylic on wood sculpture is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in black ink in the lower right and numbered 48/175 in black ink in the lower left on the reverse side from the signature.

Executed with a balance of color and form, this work creates an optical effect of through the use of shape and tones. Using a variety of hues, Vasarely captures the viewer's attention with the visual effect of three dimensional forms on a flat surface. Visually engaging, this work is vibrant and creates a sense of motion through the use of a variety of lights and darks. This stunning piece utilizes two different color palettes; on one side, Vasarely utilizes blues and yellows while on the other he utilizes pinks and greens. This sculpture offers the viewer a wide range of optics, as if the piece is constantly morphing, recessing and protruding, rounded and then pointed at times. The viewer is constantly engaged with the way this incredible work toys with one's eye and with one's imagination.

Discussing his thoughts on abstraction, Vasarely stated, "The celebrated transition from representational to nonrepresentational art is only one of the stages in profound transformation taking place in the plastic arts. The term 'abstract' in painting refers not to an established fact, but to an irresistible trend toward plastic creation different from the kind we already know." (Vasarely 1978, 13).

Created in 1984, this hand painted acrylic on wood sculpture is hand signed by Victor Vasarely (Pécs, 1906 - Paris, 1997) in ink in the lower right. This work is also numbered 48/175 in black ink in the lower center of the sculpture.
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1. Circle Fine Art Archives - VAS 102 Edition Code

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