Published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris, this monograph features historical works by Julio Le Parc, as well as his most recent paintings, showing an undeniable interest in the study of light and movement. The publication also contains a text by Hans Ulrich Obrist, an interview by Jerôme Sans and a chronology written by the artist.
“Julio Le Parc's art burst with boundless energy. Encountering him in his studio in the Paris Cachan suburb, he exudes a sense of youth and constant experimentation. Born in Argentina in 1928 and living in France, he is known for using projected, moving and reflected light to create works of art in constant flux which are as vibrant today as they were at the time of their creation. At the heart of his practice is a desire to experiment with our engagement and perception of art, thereby altering our perspective on the roles of the artist, the spectator and the institution, as well as a firm belief in the seditious potential of art. A note he wrote for Instagram at the time of his exhibition at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London in 2014 read: "Optimismo siempre" (optimism forever), a sentiment echoed by his playful and irreverent oeuvre.”
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, from October 14 to December 23, 2017.