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Geometric art

In 1910, Wassily Kandinsky became a pioneer of abstract art, a style where formal elements take precedence over any representation of reality. He was one of the first artists to place colour at the centre of his work. He carefully considered the symbolic meaning of different hues, for Kandinsky blue inspired peace, green was synonymous with stillness, red was representative of warmth and black signified the eternal silence. Kandinsky inspired the discovery of a new expression through uncharted territories and, along with Malevich and Mondrian, invented abstract art.

Inspired by the legacy of constructivism, and opposed to realism, these artists established a new approach to abstraction. Through the use of geometrical shapes, they explored artistic purity and simplification. Their canvases were characterised by squares, circles, rectangles and triangles.

Sonia Delaunay sought after simultaneous contrasts through the juxtaposition of geometric shapes and colours. Kazimir Malevich launched suprematism and played with geometric monochrome shapes on canvases. Victor Vasarely cleverly used shapes and colour, especially gradients, to create impressive optical illusions.

In contemporary art, the repetition of patterns is one of Yayoi Kusama's signature styles and Claude Viallat reproduces patterns obsessively. Julio Le Parc and Carlos Cruz Diez are among the pioneers of kinetic art and op-art, and more recently, Georges Rousse drew inspiration from Malevich for his work in photography with geometric anamorphs.

The gallerist's role was decisive in introducing this art and new artists to the general public, especially in France. For instance, the renowned gallerist Denise René supported Op-Art artists such as Vasarely after the Second World War. Today, galleries continue to play an essential role: The Perrotin gallery represents the great Venezuelan artist Jesus-Rafael Soto and the Gimpel & Müller gallery pays tribute to both famous and emerging contemporary artists such as Cruz-Diez while also giving continuing visibility to modern artist like Léon Zack or Guy de Lussigny.

In Artsper's selection of geometric art, discover the artists who developed this style, working in a number of different movements including cubism, kinetic art and optical art. You'll also be able to explore the work of many contemporary artists who continue to be fascinated by the possibilities offered by manipulating colours and shapes.

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Gordon Hopkins, Big Color Code, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

Big Color Code, 2012
66.9 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$12,212

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur additive série 14, Painting

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14, 2009
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$63,966

Sylvie Colson, Red Bronze (N°56), Painting

Sylvie Colson

Red Bronze (N°56), 2017
31.5 x 31.5 x 2 inch
Painting

$3,373

Romano Zanotti, Tondo Cercle et Carré, Hommage à Michel Seuphor, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Tondo Cercle et Carré, Hommage à Michel Seuphor, 2000
22 x 22.4 inch
Painting

$1,861

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201503, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201503, 2015
46.5 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$4,328

Christian Nesler, Coquelicots aux Chateliers 2, Painting

Christian Nesler

Coquelicots aux Chateliers 2, 2013
28 x 28 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,024

Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Painting

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2013
19.7 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$4,652

Didier Hoffmann, Esprit d'équilibre, Painting

Didier Hoffmann

Esprit d'équilibre, 2013
24 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,303

Fan M, Architect dream 2, Sculpture

Fan M

Architect dream 2, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$3,024

Ilya Bolotowsky, Series 8, Print

Ilya Bolotowsky

Series 8, 1970
40 x 30.5 inch
Print

$1,600

Our recommendations Antonio Asis, Without title 3, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 3, 2013
19.7 x 19.4 inch
Print

$2,093

Cesar Lopez Osornio, La otra geometria 7, Print

Cesar Lopez Osornio

La otra geometria 7, 1994
22.4 x 30.3 inch
Print

$233

Daniel Verbis, Babel, Sculpture

Daniel Verbis

Babel, 2015
22 x 27.6 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$9,886

Capucine Bourcart, Monochrome pink, Photography

Capucine Bourcart

Monochrome pink, 2012
9.75 x 11 inch
Photography

$110

Marcin Kowalik, Passage II, Painting

Marcin Kowalik

Passage II, 2016
27.6 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,442

Our recommendations Richard Anuszkiewicz, Untitled - Blue II, Print

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Untitled - Blue II, 1991
32 x 37 inch
Print

$3,000

Ryszard Gieryszewski, The Second - Vertical Division, Print

Ryszard Gieryszewski

The Second - Vertical Division, 2007
19.3 x 15.4 inch
Print

$686

Alberto Biasi, Dinamica visiva S2, Print

Alberto Biasi

Dinamica visiva S2, 1970
21.3 x 21.3 inch
Print

$919

Guy Mansuy, Sans titre - image 004, Drawing

Guy Mansuy

Sans titre - image 004, 2018
11.4 x 7.7 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$2,326

Gabriel Orozco, Untitled, Print

Gabriel Orozco

Untitled, 2017
12.2 x 9.4 inch
Print

$3,070

David Albury Tjampitjinpa, Sans Titre, Painting

David Albury Tjampitjinpa

Sans Titre, 2015
24 x 37.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,745

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction du Jaune Rioja , Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014
19.7 x 31.1 inch
Print

$4,652

Jeremy Annear, Vineyard Harbour IV., Painting

Jeremy Annear

Vineyard Harbour IV., 2018
29.5 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$10,280

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre - ref 252, Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans titre - ref 252, 2018
51.2 x 19.7 x 15 inch
Sculpture

$8,025

Our recommendations Slawomir Kuszczak, Silence 0,5, Painting

Slawomir Kuszczak

Silence 0,5, 2017
39.4 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,140

Our recommendations Dan Levenson, Franco Sigg, Painting

Dan Levenson

Franco Sigg, 2018
46.9 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$9,600

Dan Levenson, Timo Kraus, Painting

Dan Levenson

Timo Kraus, 2016
16.5 x 11 inch
Painting

$3,200

Âme Sauvage, La porte vers l'inconnu, Painting

Âme Sauvage

La porte vers l'inconnu, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$465

Christian Nesler, Nuageux en fin de journée, Sculpture

Christian Nesler

Nuageux en fin de journée, 2015
27.6 x 27.6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$3,489

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Composition pour les JO, Print

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Composition pour les JO, 1992
24.8 x 35.4 inch
Print

$2,093

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201704, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201704, 2017
46.5 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$4,328

Michel Gueranger, Sérigraphie Space Noir et violet, Print

Michel Gueranger

Sérigraphie Space Noir et violet, 1975
33.5 x 23.6 inch
Print

$291

Alexandre Dalivoust, Photographik 5, Photography

Alexandre Dalivoust

Photographik 5, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$462

Gudrun Mertes-Frady, Graphite Over Red, Painting

Gudrun Mertes-Frady

Graphite Over Red, 2015
36 x 48 inch
Painting

$11,700

Nadel, White peace, Painting

Nadel

White peace, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,294

Igor Pose, Holy Town, Painting

Igor Pose

Holy Town, 2005
21.3 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,361

Macyn Bolt, Untitled (BBWVIII), Painting

Macyn Bolt

Untitled (BBWVIII), 2011
22 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,961

Dark Shield, Untitled, Painting

Dark Shield

Untitled, 2018
39.4 x 28.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,396

Hélène Dekoninck, Sans titre V, Painting

Hélène Dekoninck

Sans titre V, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,326

Brian Caddy, Experimentation #8, Painting

Brian Caddy

Experimentation #8, 2018
76.8 x 51.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,745

Gabriele Dal Dosso, Cubo di Gabo - M³.N_R2, Sculpture

Gabriele Dal Dosso

Cubo di Gabo - M³.N_R2, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,861

Topotet, Orange Elephant, Sculpture

Topotet

Orange Elephant, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$930

László Mester de Parajds, Impression d'Afrique, Painting

László Mester de Parajds

Impression d'Afrique, 2006
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,116

Dominique Zoladz, Sans titre, Photography

Dominique Zoladz

Sans titre, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,396

Pere Moles, Optical Black #1, Print

Pere Moles

Optical Black #1, 2018
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Print

$233

Our recommendations Antonio Asis, Untitled, Print

Antonio Asis

Untitled, 1995
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$3,477

Our recommendations Gottfried Jäger, Tirages sur papier photo: III, 1998, Photography

Gottfried Jäger

Tirages sur papier photo: III, 1998, 1998
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$17,445

Marta Gebalska, Composition XX, Painting

Marta Gebalska

Composition XX, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$1,396

Gottfried Jäger, Tirages sur papier photo: deux photos XI_ 1986, Photography

Gottfried Jäger

Tirages sur papier photo: deux photos XI_ 1986, 1986
23.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Photography

$17,445

Patricia Bofill, The invisible 15, Photography

Patricia Bofill

The invisible 15, 2010
29.5 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$872

Hein Gravenhorst, Lichtreflex - Rotation, Photography

Hein Gravenhorst

Lichtreflex - Rotation, 1966
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.2 inch
Photography

$1,465 $2,093

Patricia Bofill, The invisible 11, Photography

Patricia Bofill

The invisible 11, 2010
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$814

Capucine Bourcart, Monochrome green, Photography

Capucine Bourcart

Monochrome green, 2012
9.75 x 11 inch
Photography

$110

Remi Delaplace, Inside, Outside, Image orientée, Painting

Remi Delaplace

Inside, Outside, Image orientée, 2015
23.6 x 36.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,326

Remi Delaplace, Le cadre fait figure, Painting

Remi Delaplace

Le cadre fait figure, 2018
16.9 x 16.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,105

Capucine Bourcart, Rosace #3, Photography

Capucine Bourcart

Rosace #3, 2014
20 x 20 inch
Photography

$1,400

Kenneth Noland, Rey, Print

Kenneth Noland

Rey, 1990
17.3 x 25.6 inch
Print

$2,093

Sylvie Kimyon, Corps flottant N°7, Painting

Sylvie Kimyon

Corps flottant N°7, 2014
19.7 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$1,396

Victor Vasarely, Kaaba III, Print

Victor Vasarely

Kaaba III, 1988
40 x 23 inch
Print

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Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (382), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (382), 2017
11.8 x 11.8 inch
Painting

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