“creating work which has expanded the very definition of what abstract art can be”
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Few artists have enjoyed such a long and illustrious international career, pursued with playful invention at more than 130 solo exhibitions which have included being honoured with a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, as well as exhibitions at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de, Musée d’Orsay, Modern Art Oxford and MoMA, New York.
Since he first began making work in the 1950s, François Morellet has been engaged in creating work which has expanded the very definition of what abstract art can be, whilst also seeking to free the artist from his subjective function in the act of making. This pioneering approach has included using chance and simple mathematical formulas to produce complex grids and patterns for his paintings, making playful and often disorientating installations which demand active participation from the spectator.
Introduction by Serge Lemoine
Interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist