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This site is all about Op Art or ‘Optical Art’, a movement pioneered by artists like Bridget Riley and Victor Vasarely in the 1960’s which came to public attention after an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965 called “The Responsive Eye”.  On the site, you can read about the main artists, see examples of their work and find out about upcoming exhibitions, learn about the history of Op Art and download pictures from the gallery.

Recent Op Art News
Gianni Sarcone’s Kinegrams – Art in Motion
Gianni Sarcone’s Kinegrams – Art in Motion
Gianni Sarcone has produced a new series (although he has been working on them since 1997) of optic kinetic works he is calling his “Kinegrams”. In Gianni’s words: “Kinegrams are interactive, static images that magically...
Op Artist Mon Levinson dies
Op Artist Mon Levinson dies
Op Artist and Sculptor Mon Levinson – one of the original 100 artists exhibited at the famous 1965 “Responsive Eye” exhibition – has died on March 25 2014 at his home in Manhattan. He...
New Bridget Riley Mural at St. Mary’s Hospital, London
New Bridget Riley Mural at St. Mary’s Hospital, London
Bridget Riley has created another stunning hospital installation, this time at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. Work on the mural (physical work at the hospital – not design and preparation) started in September of...
Irma Boom’s Op Art Wallpapers
Irma Boom’s Op Art Wallpapers
Irma Boom is a Dutch graphic designer living and working in Amsterdam. Irma has recently produced a wallpaper series for design house Thomas Eyck that is reminiscent of Bridget Riley‘s early 1980s works (see...
Valentine’s day Op Art – Gianni Sarcone
Valentine’s day Op Art – Gianni Sarcone
Better late than never? Can I get away with that? The infinitely talented Gianni Sarcone has created a series of works based on hearts for all (Op Art) lovers. Gianni did in fact email...
Vasarely theft
Vasarely theft
Be careful who you let in your house, particularly if you have original works by Victor Vasarely. A Florida woman was ordered held on a $10,000 bond after she stole works from a legally...
Riley / Rehberger plagiarism row reaches agreement
Riley / Rehberger plagiarism row reaches agreement
Tobias Rehberger is a German artist, famous for his large scale installations, notably “Slinky springs to to fame” – a giant ‘slinky’ bridge corssing the Rhein-Herne Canal in the Imperial Garden, Oberhausen. A few years...
Original Vasarely work for sale at Heritage Auctions
Original Vasarely work for sale at Heritage Auctions
A forthcoming (23rd November 2013) auction at Heritage Auctions (www.ha.com – great domain name – somebody was forward thinking there) sees 3 works by Victor Vasarely for sale. 1 is an original signed painting...
Gianni Sarcone featured in the Smithsonian Magazine
Gianni Sarcone featured in the Smithsonian Magazine
Master of visual trickery Gianni Sarcone has had a new article published in the Smithsonian magazine. You can read the article here and see some more of Gianni’s fantastic and visually confounding work.
The Op Art Ceramics of Sara Moorhouse
The Op Art Ceramics of Sara Moorhouse
Sara Moorhouse produces beautiful Op Art ceramic pieces out of her studio in Cardiff, Wales.  Her work has been exhibited at the Royal College at CAL and at the Saatchi Gallery at Collect amongst other places....

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