By Andrew Bay, UK
Julio Le Parc was born into a modest family in Argentina in 1928, and grew up in Buenos Aires. Very early on, he showed a singular talent for drawing and painting, and eventually enrolled in the Buenos Aires School of Fine Arts from which he graduated in 1955. After receiving a grant from the French Beaux Arts Academy, Le Parc moved to Paris in 1958, where he began to hone his craft diligently.
Although he was working with limited resources, he would intensely produce sketches and drafts, experimenting with gouache or acrylics. He was devoted to studying the works of the great Constructivists painters, Alexander Rodchenko and Vladimir Tatlin. He also started exploring the possibilities of geometric creation, found in Piet Mondrian’s paintings.Read Less