Simultaneously with the great retrospective of Julio Le Parc at the Tomie Ohtake Institute, Galeria Nara Roesler | São Paulo presents Julio Le Parc: 9 + 3 + RV, an exhibition that brings together works by the iconic Argentine artist.
Nine recent paintings of the Alchimie series (2016/2017), large-scale acrylic on canvas, designed from various stages of drawings and smaller paintings that expand in progressively modified compositions are part of the exhibition; three sculptures of the series Torsion (2004), that in monumental sizes, occupy public spaces of countries like Mexico, Portugal and the United States; and for the first time in Latin America, Alchimie Virtuel, a work in virtual reality.
Alchimie Virtuel updates the question of virtuality presented by Le Parc for over 50 years and for which he was considered a visionary. Present in paintings such as Réels et virtuels / serie Surface noir et blanc (1950s), Volume Virtuel (70s), and Cercle Virtuel sculptures (60s), virtuality is updated in his work from technology. "The work of Julio Le Parc simultaneously experimental, visionary and playful, remains pertinent in the present, as it was in the 1960s, and his concerns related to politics, the role of the public, the artist and the power of arts organization are still relevant and significant, "writes critic Hans Ulrich Obrist in the Bifurcations exhibition catalog. Perrotin Gallery, Paris, 2017.