Wednesday, 11 May 2016

François Morellet, 1926 - 2016

François Morellet, Bleu impair, 2012

François Morellet died 11 May 2016.
Morellet, although relatively little exhibited in the UK was accorded a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2011. He was a significant figure in post-war European geometric abstraction, kinetic and optical art. He worked in a variety of media but was most notable for his use of neon lights and a distinctive, simple style laced with humour.
Two exhibitions are currently showing in London marking, this, his 90th year: François Morellet 90 is at Annely Juda until 24 June 2016; François Morellet:Les Règles du Jeu is at The Mayor Gallery until 27 May. (See Mayor Gallery press release.)
Read obituary by Hannah Olivennes (New York Times).

François Morellet, 3 trames de carrés réguliers pivotées sur le côté, 1970
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François Morellet, 4 trames de tirets du bleu au vert pivotées sur un côté, 1971

François Morellet, Tous les 2-3-4-5 en diagonale, 1974

François Morellet, L’Avalanche, 1996

François Morellet, Triple X neonly, 2012

François Morellet, La débâcle n°1, 2013

François Morellet, Mal barré après réflexion n°7, 2015

François Morellet, Confrontation n°1, 2015

François Morellet, Contresens n°2, 2015

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