Plastician artist, Yvaral, whose real name is Jean-Pierre Vasarely, is born in 1934. In line with the Bauhaus, Josef Albers, Max Bill and of course his father, Victor Vasarely, Yvaral quickly engages in constructive geometric abstraction. Trained in graphic arts at the School of Applied Arts, Yvaral becomes known in the mid-1950s, for his mathematically structured painting works. If he belongs to the artists’ representatives of kinetic art (Agam, Vasarely, Soto, etc.), one can highlight his very personal approach in a work where the artist evacuates any personal involvement and feeling. Very quickly, the artist uses formal basic and neutral means (square, round or other simple geometric shape). In 1959, he anchors on the principle of systematization from which he does not deviate. He is co-founder in 1960 (with H. Garcia Rossi, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino and Joel Stein) of the Visual Art Research Group (GRAV), group in which he is heavily involved. The group, which fosters teamwork, intends to banish the word "art" of his vocabulary and replace it with "visual experience located in the ground of physiological perception". With rigor and creativity, Yvaral carries out work in series (like "Progressions", "Crystallization", "Ambiguous Structures", "Cubic Quadri", "Cubic Structure" or "Structured Horizons"). From 1975, the artist uses digitized images (the creation of his faces, landscapes and monuments are governed by the numbers). He uses the computer’s tools in his creation from the mid 80s. The artist dies in 2002.
Bibliography: "Yvaral", Otto Hahn, Ed Le Musée de Poche (Pocket Museum Edition), Paris, 1974