Tate Liverpool: Op Art in Focus

Tate Liverpool: Op Art in Focus Tate Liverpool: Op Art in Focus


Venue: Tate Liverpool
Dates: 21/07/2018 - 17/02/2021
Times: 00:00


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A dazzling display from pioneering artists of the 1960s to today

Op art – short for optical art – emerged in the 1960s. Its leading figures included Bridget RileyJesus Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely. They combined lines, geometric shapes and eye popping colour to create artworks that fool the eye. Images could be subtle or disorientating, giving the illusion of movement. The display moves beyond the typical period of op art and includes works by more contemporary artists such as Angela Bulloch. Included is a rare installation of Jim Lambie’s Zobop which floods the gallery floor with psychedelic patterning.