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

Sylvie Colson

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

$3,400

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

$1,876

Christian Nesler, Coquelicots aux Chateliers 2, Painting

Christian Nesler

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

$3,048

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur additive série 14, Painting

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Couleur additive série 14, 2009
31.5 x 31.5 inch
Painting

$46,891

Jesús-Rafael Soto, Composition pour les JO, Print

Jesús-Rafael Soto

Composition pour les JO, 1992
24.8 x 35.4 inch
Print

$2,110

Macyn Bolt, Untitled (BBWVIII), Painting

Macyn Bolt

Untitled (BBWVIII), 2011
22 x 18.1 inch
Painting

$1,965

Danielle Autier, Plaisir Désir, Painting

Danielle Autier

Plaisir Désir, 2016
29.5 x 23.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,524

Ilya Bolotowsky, Series 8, Print

Ilya Bolotowsky

Series 8, 1970
40 x 30.5 inch
Print

$1,600

Our recommendations Richard Anuszkiewicz, Untitled - Blue II, Print

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Untitled - Blue II, 1991
32 x 37 inch
Print

$2,500

Fan M, Architect dream 2, Sculpture

Fan M

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

$3,048

Didier Hoffmann, Esprit d'équilibre, Painting

Didier Hoffmann

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

$4,337

Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Painting

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2013
19.7 x 13.8 inch
Painting

$4,689

Guy Mansuy, Sans titre - image 004, Drawing

Guy Mansuy

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

$2,345

Hein Gravenhorst, Lichtreflex - Rotation, Photography

Hein Gravenhorst

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

$2,110

Gabriel Orozco, Untitled, Print

Gabriel Orozco

Untitled, 2017
12.2 x 9.4 inch
Print

$3,095

David Albury Tjampitjinpa, Sans Titre, Painting

David Albury Tjampitjinpa

Sans Titre, 2015
24 x 37.8 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,758

Sylvie Kimyon, Corps flottant N°7, Painting

Sylvie Kimyon

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

$1,407

Stefan Nikolaev, Dreamwork, Sculpture

Stefan Nikolaev

Dreamwork, 2017
21.7 x 18.9 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$5,861

Topotet, Orange Elephant, Sculpture

Topotet

Orange Elephant, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 2 inch
Sculpture

$938

Daniel Verbis, Babel, Sculpture

Daniel Verbis

Babel, 2015
22 x 27.6 x 27.6 inch
Sculpture

$9,964

Alberto Biasi, Dinamica visiva S2, Print

Alberto Biasi

Dinamica visiva S2, 1970
21.3 x 21.3 inch
Print

$926

Karina Bisch, Pieter Motley - Ernest, Painting

Karina Bisch

Pieter Motley - Ernest, 2012
17.3 x 10.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,868

Karina Bisch, Pieter Motley - Janette, Painting

Karina Bisch

Pieter Motley - Janette, 2012
17.3 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$3,868

Nicolas Dubreuille, Ref 504, Drawing

Nicolas Dubreuille

Ref 504, 2019
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Drawing

$1,700

L'Atlas, I'm a Tiger, Painting

L'Atlas

I'm a Tiger, 2017
53.1 x 53.1 x 2 inch
Painting

$11,137

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans titre - ref 252, Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

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

$8,089

Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (382), Painting

Nicolas Dubreuille

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

$692

Our recommendations Nicolas Dubreuille, Sans Titre Ref (287), Sculpture

Nicolas Dubreuille

Sans Titre Ref (287), 2018
24.4 x 10.6 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$5,041

Our recommendations Slawomir Kuszczak, Silence 0,5, Painting

Slawomir Kuszczak

Silence 0,5, 2017
39.4 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,165

Tim Marsh, Winter is Coming, Painting

Tim Marsh

Winter is Coming, 2018
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,758

Tim Marsh, Fresh Board of Bel Air, Painting

Tim Marsh

Fresh Board of Bel Air, 2018
8.3 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,172

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Induction du Jaune Rioja , Print

Carlos Cruz-Diez

Induction du Jaune Rioja , 2014
19.7 x 31.1 inch
Print

$4,689

Dan Levenson, Timo Kraus, Painting

Dan Levenson

Timo Kraus, 2016
16.5 x 11 inch
Painting

$3,200

Sylvain Lang, Containers, Painting

Sylvain Lang

Containers, 2017
29.5 x 41.3 x 3.9 inch
Painting

$4,103

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

$3,517

Our recommendations Dan Levenson, Franco Sigg, Painting

Dan Levenson

Franco Sigg, 2018
46.9 x 33.1 inch
Painting

$9,600

Remi Rough, Resistance_I, Painting

Remi Rough

Resistance_I, 2016
16.5 x 12.6 inch
Painting

$2,227

Richard Caldicott, Untitled (15), Photography

Richard Caldicott

Untitled (15), 2013
20.1 x 24 inch
Photography

$3,321

Richard Caldicott, Untitled (d), Photography

Richard Caldicott

Untitled (d), 2013
20 x 24 inch
Photography

$3,321

Jeremy Annear, Vineyard Harbour IV., Painting

Jeremy Annear

Vineyard Harbour IV., 2018
29.5 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$10,301

Audrey Stone, Side by side, Painting

Audrey Stone

Side by side, 2015
17.3 x 14.2 inch
Painting

$2,304

Dark Shield, Untitled, Painting

Dark Shield

Untitled, 2018
39.4 x 28.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,407

Marta Gebalska, Composition XX, Painting

Marta Gebalska

Composition XX, 2018
47.2 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$1,407

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

$1,876

Nadel, White peace, Painting

Nadel

White peace, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,320

Arno, Coup Franc, Sculpture

Arno

Coup Franc, 2016
68.9 x 15.7 x 15.7 inch
Sculpture

$4,630

Gordon Hopkins, Big Color Code, Painting

Gordon Hopkins

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

$12,309

Igor Pose, Holy Town, Painting

Igor Pose

Holy Town, 2005
21.3 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,396

Our recommendations Antonio Asis, Without title 3, Print

Antonio Asis

Without title 3, 2013
19.7 x 19.4 inch
Print

$2,110

Danielle Autier, Croissance verte, Painting

Danielle Autier

Croissance verte, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$1,641

Hélène Dekoninck, Sans titre V, Painting

Hélène Dekoninck

Sans titre V, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$2,110

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201704, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201704, 2017
46.5 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$4,337

Our recommendations Antonio Asis, Untitled, Print

Antonio Asis

Untitled, 1995
7.9 x 7.9 inch
Print

$3,505

Remi Delaplace, Inside, Outside, Image orientée, Painting

Remi Delaplace

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

$2,345

Dominique Zoladz, Sans titre, Photography

Dominique Zoladz

Sans titre, 2017
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,407

Kenneth Noland, Rey, Print

Kenneth Noland

Rey, 1990
17.3 x 25.6 inch
Print

$2,110

Marcin Kowalik, Passage II, Painting

Marcin Kowalik

Passage II, 2016
27.6 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,462

Paul Snell, Intersect # 201503, Photography

Paul Snell

Intersect # 201503, 2015
46.5 x 46.5 inch
Photography

$4,337

Remi Delaplace, Le cadre fait figure, Painting

Remi Delaplace

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

$1,114

Ryszard Gieryszewski, The Second - Vertical Division, Print

Ryszard Gieryszewski

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

$692

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