VIBRATIONS / 6 JUN – 27 JUL 2019

http://magdagallery.com/en/expositions/presentation/121/vibrations

Vibrations
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Stéphane Dafflon, Julio Le Parc, Richard-Paul Lohse, Felipe Pantone, Sebastien Preschoux, Robert Seikon, Jesus
Rafael Soto, Victor Vasarely
From 06 June 2019 to 27 July 2019
Opening date 06 June 2019

Danysz gallery
Paris : 78 rue Amelot Paris 11
Shanghai : 256 Beijing East Road x Jiangxi Road

www.danyszgallery.com
info@danyszgallery.com


Victor Vasarely
Tau – 2, 1973
acrylic on canvas, 55 1/4 x 60 1/4 inches, Unique artwork, Signé, INV Nbr. 15554

Press Release
WITH CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ, STEPHANE DAFFLON, JULIO LE PARC, RICHARD-PAUL LOHSE, FELIPE
PANTONE, SEBASTIEN PRESCHOUX, ROBERT SEIKON, JESUS-RAFAEL SOTO, VICTOR VASARELY

More than yet another historical exhibition, Vibrations sheds a new light on the heritage of the
opticokinetic art movement and the multiple forms it may take today. The artworks on display here
disrupt the visual sense. The eye of the viewer is continually solicited, confused sometimes by so
much stimulation. Lastly, Vibrations is a glimpse into the future, in keeping with the choices that,
since its creation, Danysz Gallery is standing for. By bridging now classic artworks and more
contemporary ones, this exhibition calls for a new dialogue between generations.
“80 years separate Vasarely from the young Felipe Pantone and yet if they had met, their discussions
about Art and its possible forms would certainly have been endless. The 1950s and its optico-kinetic
movement brought a renewal of the perception but also of the conception of Art. It is interesting to
see that today new generations of artists go even further on these reflections initiated by such as
Vasarely, Cruz-Diez, Soto or Le Parc back then. Vibrations has been a long-standing idea at the
gallery, and coming to light now it brings this intergenerational dialogue on current topics as the
place of art in the city, art for all, or as Vasarely called it: a new moral of aesthetics and a dialectic
between means and expressions”
Magda Danysz, 2019

By bringing together historical artists and younger, more contemporary ones, and putting their works in
contrast, the exhibition Vibrations at Danysz gallery provides evidence of a continuity and renewed vitality.
Vibrations evidently refers to light’s vibratory perception effects in many of these works: in that of Victor
Vasarely (who said: « To assault the retina, isn’t it to make it effectively vibrate? ») or in that of Richard Paul
Lohse, central figure of concrete art in Zurich along with Max Bill, where the dynamic effect is obtained by
playing with the intrinsic properties of colors, their precise sequencing and their systematic juxtaposition
within a grid.

But Vibrations is also a way to highlight the persistence of practices and reflexions responding to each other
through decades of history, around an object that remains the same. Or how contemporary artists, as an
echo, in resonance with their predecessors, continue to explore today the effects of visual perception by
working on notions of light, color, space and movement.

More than yet another historical exhibition, Vibrations sheds a new light on the heritage of the opticokinetic art
movement and the multiple forms it may take today. The artworks on display here disrupt the visual sense.
The eye of the viewer is continually solicited, confused sometimes by so much stimulation. Lastly, Vibrations
is a glimpse into the future, in keeping with the choices that, since its creation, Danysz Gallery is standing for.
By bridging now classic artworks and more contemporary ones, this exhibition calls for a new dialogue
between generations.

“One of the starting points for my inquiry were the impressionists, who saw, in color, the possibility to modify
painting and art itself. That is to say, every generation creates a contradiction. The impressionists expressed
color in a dynamic condition, but contained it in a static medium. What I attempted to do was to move beyond
impressionism and search for the paradox. It is contradictory to have a metaphysical concept and express it
materially through a static medium.”
Carlos Cruz Diez, 2016

“In my works, I believe I can demonstrate the existence of an abstract architectural art, a kind of universal
folklore which language will easily adapt to the highly developed techniques of urban construction.”
Victor Vasarely, Notes brutes, 1958

“What is important is the visual presence of the work.”
Julio Le Parc, 2014

“I think that when we look at a painting, the reading is done on a level that is already a space, the space of
the canvas itself. Then there is the movement of the person into a complete space that matters. I like the link
between the two, between the movement of the gaze on a work and that of the body in a space.”
Stéphane Dafflon

“I try to convey on the world in which we live: the circulation, the flow of information, and the cultural
exchanges. I think my job belongs to the present, I’m an internet kid.”
Felipe Pantone

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