Circa 1960s. Square (34 x 31 cm.) 4 machine-made prints on synthetic, vinyl-like material. White backgrounds with various color combinations. All Fine. Item #53
With roots in Futurism and Dada, Optic Art, or "Op" Art first found a foot hold in popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Exploiting how the human eye perceives color, Optic Art uses space, contrast and abstraction in order to fool the eye and create a dynamic perspective. In these wallpaper designs, one can see the influence of this movment on even commercial design as they mimic the seminal work by Op artists like Bridget Riley. The synthetic material of these four pieces is another example of the modern aesthetic choices (and durability) of mid-century design. Exceptionally bright and very trippy.